Originally Answered: Isakson Urges Action on Border Security, Renews Call for Emergency Supplemental to Secure U.S. Border?
The House passed the bill, and he's talking to the Senate to support it. It bears keeping in mind that the US/Mexico border is actually 2,000 miles long, not 700. Go to the 701st mile, no fence.
We'll see if there's sincerity behind it, or not...ball's in the Senate's court, I hope people keep writing and calling. Mexico's not a toy, nor the cabana boy, it's a full-fledged country with all the problems and issues inherent thereto. If we don't want their issues becoming OUR issues, then it's time to build a border that's worth something. It's gotta be done.
In 1900, the world's population numbered about 1.4-1.5 billion, depending on who you ask. Today, in 2006, the estimate, the ESTIMATE, an educated guess, is somewhere around 6.6 billion.
Mexico, in the same amount of time, is again ESTIMATED to have grown from 14 million to 110 million people. Population-wise, they've matched the United States in growth over the last century. In the last 2 years, some 3 million of their population are again ESTIMATED to have migrated north, en masse. 3 million, in 2 years.
CAN Mexico's economy sustain 110 million people? It's doubtful.
And, that would probably be why there's such keen interest in moving to the United States.
Now, bonus question, can OUR economy sustain an additional 20 million citizens in 5-10 years? That's a biggie, because that would be the approximate development after an amnesty bill were to pass.
Be sure to get out, and vote, and write letters. This is a Big Issue, hopefully it gets put at least in part to the lawful citizens and voters in our states, and not just a payola-based decision made in some back room in Washington...