Post by M.I.Wakefield Post by M.I.Wakefield
Umm ... the UK is allowed to control its borders, and decide which
neo-fascists get in. Do I win a prize?
Yet I can't say I've seen you support Trump in his efforts to secure the
US borders. I guess you think the US is the only country not allowed to
control its borders.
Every nation is allowed to decide who crossed their borders. I think
Trump's wall is a ridiculous waste of money, based on a stereotype, because
in recent years, there's been a net outflow of Mexican immigrants, and more
that half of the people added to the list of not lawfully present are people
who arrived legally, and overstayed their visas.
Trump's other dumb initiative is to attack NAFTA. One of the theories
behind NAFTA was that if Mexico was lifted up economically, and there were
opportunities to get ahead at home, fewer Mexicans would feel the need to
get to the US to escape poverty.
that is very poor analysis...
the environment has become far less welcoming
socialist countries build walls to keep people in as they lose
their brightest to more advanced states
stable states put up walls to economic migrants...from countries
with lower standards....
there are several incentives and disincentives to migration
the capitalists want cheap labour...the lefties want ignorant
voters...and so both lots are inclined to imports from
relatively backward states...
the middle classes want to protect what they have...
the more people from backward areas, the more they tend
to degrade the comfortable life styles of the middle classes
so reaction sets in...
the poorer country often wants to send out immigrants who will
send money back
much of this is feedback systems
it is not simplistic as you present it...