President Trump issued order to crack down illegal immigrant this weekend, causing a lot of anxiety all over the country. I do not see the rational of doing so and doubt about much constructive effects to elevate the American workers’ employment situation.
At a time when budget deficit put on tremendous pressure on United States, when the mountains of entitlement payments has not been provided for, when national debt skyrockets, understandably U.S. had enough headache itself, that it is not in a good position to help others. Thus there is rational behind Trump administration’s reversal of the decades old immigration policy that called for countries to “Send me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.”.
But most of the illegal immigrants who are currently in the country are taking on works at a pay that regular citizens and legal residents do not interested. I do not see in anyway they offend our belligerent President to such an extend that trigger him to order the country wide search for arrest.
It seems to me that most of these illegal immigrants are from Latin America. Since these countries are close to the south border of United States, and since there has been on-going developments of smuggling on the border, rather than spend a lot of money/resources to build border walls, why not negotiate some arrangements with the countries on U.S south border, and open factories in these countries on locations close to US. Border to manufacture some consumers goods and products paying the workers local salaries? These products need to be the goods U.S consumer needs that can help reduce our cost of living?
As China’s manufacturing cost is increasing, and they are working on expanding their domestic consumer markets, it make sense to collaborate with US. south border neighbors for low-tech goods exchange, even the transportation cost probably is much lower.
Just one of the ideas, I am sure President Trump and his circle of influence had probably have such ideas in consideration for a long time, given the massive caravan of illegal immigrants had put huge pressure on the border for quite a long time.