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"Jones Seeks to Curb Immigration by Expanding Economy in Mexico"

From the LAT:

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Jones proposed federal incentives Monday to create jobs in Mexico and help reduce the economic motive propelling illegal immigration.

Jones, revisiting a theme of his campaign, argued that a porous border with Mexico threatens national security and called for a sharp increase in the number of border patrol agents, completion of a stalled border fence project north of Tijuana and creation of a guest-worker program for U.S. industries facing labor shortages...

He kinda lost me at the end there. The other proposals might have some merit, but how about Mexico reforming its system a bit? When it has more millionaires than Germany and a vastly lower standard of living, one might assume there's something a bit wrong.

Immigration2004 · Tue, 10/12/2004 - 21:45 · Importance: 1