big business loves these people for the cheap labor they provide. Well, "love" is the wrong word; they treat them as slaves. And remember also that they don't come north to steal American jobs, rather they come north because the U.S. via NAFTA destroyed the jobs they used to have in Mexico. I once wrote a letter to the Editor of the Washington Post touching on this subject, which was rejected.
I cannot recommend too highly yesterday's video interview with Isabel Garcia, co-chair of the Tuscon-based Coalition for Human Rights and legal defender of Pima County, Arizona. She is one of the most lucid and informed speakers I've ever listened to.
Legal Defender Isabel Garcia: Arizona Bill Forcing Officers to Determine Immigration Status Marks “All-Out Assault” on Latino Communities
Arizona lawmakers have approved what’s being described as the harshest anti-immigrant measure in the country, forcing police officers to determine the immigration status of someone they suspect of being an undocumented immigrant. Meanwhile, over fifty people were arrested Thursday in a federal immigration sweep targeting van operators allegedly involved in smuggling in undocumented migrants from Mexico. We speak to Isabel Garcia, co-chair of the Tuscon-based Coalition for Human Rights and legal defender of Pima County, Arizona.
Post Script: Just out on the internet: "America Must Boycott Arizona." It's first paragraph reads:
"Arizona is the Alabama of the new century and Maricopa County is the new Selma. America and the world should boycott GOP Governor Jan Brewer’s red state."