Mexican Immigration Down

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Funny how it works: The down economy means there are fewer jobs available. Fewer available jobs means we’re seeing fewer illegal immigrants willing to risk their lives to come here to work, because the work isn’t available.

Golly. Maybe Mexicans really were coming here to actually work and not merely drop “anchor babies” and collect welfare checks, after all.

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53 Responses to “Mexican Immigration Down”

  1. #1 |  Brian V. | 

    Re #49

    Harsh, Mr. Balko, harsh. Why so testy today?

  2. #2 |  Brian V. | 


    I don’t agree, Radley, despite your insults. Hiring an illegal is just like buying stolen goods: sure it’s cheaper, and maybe nobody gets hurt, but it’s still wrong.

  3. #3 |  Scooby | 

    When you say “maybe nobody gets hurt”, you demonstrate that you subconciously know the difference between malum prohibitum and malum in se.

    Hiring an ineligible laborer is wrong because it’s illegal, just like possessing drugs. Stealing (and facilitating stealing by buying stolen goods) is illegal because it’s wrong- it does hurt the victim of the theft.