From our "who gives a flying fsck what some washed-up Hollywood freak thinks but let's keep this around for anyone who's considering giving him any money" category comes this:
Sylvester Stallone defended boxing, praised the hard work of Mexicans and dished out some jabs against U.S. plans to build a wall on its southern border, as the 60-year-old actor visited Mexico City to promote his sixth prizefighting film, "Rocky Balboa."
..."I support Mexicans who work in my country," he said, adding that the United States depends on the hard work of Latinos to keep running...
...[The border fence] was "crazy" and "ridiculous," Stallone said, arguing nations should be able to interact without being divided by walls...
It's certainly possible to oppose both the fence and illegal immigration, but if Stallone had meant to do that he would have used the magic word "legal" when refering to Mexicans working in the U.S.
For those who don't follow this topic that closely, here's what Stallone in effect supports:
* Increased corruption in the U.S. as companies that profit from illegal immigration donate to politicians who look the other way.
* Increased numbers of low-wage workers coming into a high cost of living country (resulting in people living in garages or even tents in backyards).
* Lowered wages for our own low-wage workers, many of whom have simply stopped looking for work.
* Increased chance of worker abuse and workplace injuries and deaths (much higher for illegal aliens).
* Entrenching the corrupt Mexican government rather than forcing them to reform.
* Giving even more political power inside the U.S. to the government of Mexico. That government has direct or indirect links to several major non-profit organizations, and their consuls have a habit of meddling in our internal politics.
* Assisting attempts to weaken U.S. citizenship and sovereignty.
* Foreign citizens marching in our streets demanding rights to which they aren't entitled.
* Among other previously rare diseases, drug-resistant tuberculosis.
* Reducing innovation. Rather than inventing machines to pick crops, growers can simply import low-wage labor.