This 'flood' of illegal immigrants continues, as I watch the episode continue on various news fronts.
I sat down last night and added up the population of El Salvador (7.9 million) , Guatemala (15 million), and Honduras (6.3 million). It comes out to roughly 29 million residents. They add up size-wise....to Alabama and Mississippi combined.
Maybe the real answer here is to simply enquire if the three countries want to just join up with the US, and become one or two new states. We might as well admit of the twenty-odd million illegals in the US.....probably around fifty percent of them come from these three countries.
Yeah, there would be a fuss from various political groups (both Republican and Democrat).....but let's face it. The border is unsecure, and will never be really fenced up to clear out the issue. Toss in immigration reform which pops up every ten years as a major player in US politics. We could simply end immigration from ever coming up ever again.
The transparency angle? Well.....a bunch of corrupt thugs in all three countries would start to get noticed and arrested more often. Probably in a decade....we'd start to clear out the bad guys in their politics.....open up some industry operations....throw in some US banks....spend a bunch of money roads and bridges....and bring in a major league baseball team or two to the region.
Reactions by the Canadians? Yeah, they might want to get in on the deal, and we'd have to just all Canada later to be five or six states. Mexico? Yeah, they'd eventually want in on the action. Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize, and Panama? Yeah.....we could probably combine them into one single state.
If you don't really have a border that is secure....then why bother pretending otherwise?