jwbales Wrote:
Sep 11, 2012 10:22 PM
Thank you Mr. Bower for this dose of good sense. Stringent immigration quotas effectively make immigration to this country illegal except for a tiny privileged few. The quotas make about as much sense as a 15 mph speed limit on the interstate highways with analogous results. Few people recall that the whole situation began when the Bracero program was halted back in the 70s because of labor union opposition. Mexican workers moved back and forth across the border freely with their green cards, working for a season then returning to their families in Mexico. When the program ended after working successfully for decades the workers faced the prospect of poverty for their families or sneaking back across the border into the US to stay.