Ive been thinking again. I know some of my readers regard that as a dangerous thing. For instance, the guy who ended his last letter to me with a your hypocrisy knows no bounds. I get these sorts of letters all the time.
But, I have been thinking and, of course, I have been thinking about Americas obsession with shutting down the Mexican-American border. You would wonder why I dont tire of this rhetoric and the reason is simple. America needs the likes of your humble and gracious columnist reminding them to get out of that box of uncritical thinking and untested assumptions.
So here goes:
1. When last I wrote on this issue, I dealt with just one of the Lets-run-out-all-those-diseased-Mexicans-out-of-our-country groups axes to grindThe American health care system. I made the point that at last some studies are coming out which show that Mexican immigrants, legal or otherwise, are NOT sucking dry the American health care system. More studies are needed. This one needs replicating (see this footnote). More will be forthcoming I am sure.
2. Another issue that all the Minuteman Project groups and their ilk espouse is whether Mexican immigrants,...