Immigration

A new caravan is forming in Honduras.  What is Mexico, under its new AMLO government, going to do about it?  That’s a big question. Mexico’s new Interior Secretary, Olga Sanchez Cordero, gave a speech about Mexican immigration policy, and mentioned the caravan in the question and answer period. The question is, what is Mexico going […]

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Mexico’s new president AMLO (Andres Lopez Manuel Obrador), in office since December 1st,  still has not as the President of Mexico, criticized Donald Trump. However, the Mexican Foreign Ministry (SRE, for its initials in Spanish) has sent a diplomatic note to the U.S. embassy requesting an explanation for tear gas incidents on the border, on […]

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Allan on December 24th, 2018

It’s Christmastime, and  some people are politicizing the holiday to guilt trip Americans into feeling bad for supporting border security. Beware of this trick. For the entire blog entry, click here. Blog entry by Allan Wall, published December 24th, 2018. MERRY CHRISTMAS!  

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We need a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.  One way is to have the U.S. Military build it. Why not?  Isn’t it the military’s job to protect the country? The U.S. military could construct a wall, or fence or some kind of barrier on the border. When I was in Iraq in 2005, I was […]

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The U.S. and Mexican governments have announced that the U.S. is giving 10 billion dollars (for starters) to Mexico and Central America.   It seems to be the beginning of Mexican President AMLO’s vision of an international aid program mostly funded by the United States. The goal of the 10 billion dollars  is to aid development […]

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Many of us have admired Japan’s tight immigration policy, which protects its own people rather than flooding the country with foreigners working cheaper.   Japan wants to remain Japanese. But could that change ?   France24.com reports that Japan passed a law that could  bring in over a quarter million workers. For the entire blog entry, click […]

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Allan on December 12th, 2018

The supposed need for more agricultural laborers has, since the days of slavery, been a major justification for the use of cheap labor. In the long run though “cheap labor” is anything but cheap. As agriculture continues to be mechanized/automatized/robotized, this excuse is less and less valid, if it ever was. Even the New York Times is […]

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Allan on November 28th, 2018

The latest installment of Said in Spanish deals with the topic of the Caravan.   There are five topics: 1.  The Governor of Baja California asks Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto for help. 2.  Mexico Complains about the Tear Gas 3.  Honduras Complains about the Rubber Bullets 4.  Mexican Human Rights Commission on Honduran Border Havoc […]

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Allan on November 19th, 2018

The Honduran “caravan” has arrived to Tijuana, a Mexico city on the border, across from San Diego. And there have been protests, as many Tijuana residents oppose the presence of the Hondurans, who, they fear, will wind up staying in Tijuana. So what should the United States do?  Why won’t we really secure our border?  […]

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Allan on October 13th, 2018

There has been a big increase in Guatemalans crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, and people are asking why. It’s  due I think to a combination of factors.   But the Wall Street Journal featured in this blog ignores some of the major reasons for it. For example, it never mentions Mexico. And these Guatemalans have to cross […]

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