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Thursday, February 28, 2008
It's great that Kah Eng and Brindha are soo thoughtful as to start posting their points for the debate/and spices project! yay :D it's gonna be really helpful for the class ter finish our IH worksheets! I'll just do the same, and throw in the points that my group, the Mexico Government, came up for d debate with so that every one can fill it in too =)
We are against the bill passed by the House to build the wall.
BLACK MARKET THEORY The immigration will not stop; find more dangerous ways to get across. Therefore deaths will increase. The control over illegal immigrants and reduction in cheap labour will create “black-market”. This means that Mexican workers will be in huge demand due to their cheap labour and inaccessibility after the introduction of the policy and will be worth larger sums of money. This would mean large profits for the agents who “sell” these Mexican immigrants to US employers causing a sort of “slave trade” to emerge. In fact, as this trade occurs in the black-market, without government supervision, the well-being of “slaves” will not be observed. This will lead to the death of many Mexicans. Instead, the American government should control the accessibility of Mexican workers by stepping up security/ immigration policies and increasing border patrol so as to produce a more long term solution to the problem of illegal immigrants. So as to prevent the flourishing of a black-market and a profitable slave trade. (but that may lead to other ways to get over the boarder?)- if this argument is raised by the opp, we will rebut by saying,: Our solution can not be expected to be a panacea for all the problems related with illegal immigrants. However, what we are suggesting is a more long term solution to solve the problem. Instead of a short-term solution which will cause more harm than good to both the Mexicans and Americans.
WALL IS A SHORT TERM SOLUTION TO A LONG TERM PROBLEM Walls is the easy way out Short-term solution to long term problem. -> they break down the walls?
They need migrant workers – willing to work more for less pay. Get more work done… Boost economy? 9/10 jobs are found in America. -> left jobless -> economy bad -> more people try to get over the wall/ increase crime rate -> terrorists? -> Desperate measures to get over wall. CHAIN EFFECT. RACIAL DISCRIMINTAION Discrimination by nationality! In the American constitution and declaration of independence it is stated that all men are born equal and none shall be denied the inalienable RIGHTS of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So why are you? The constitution of America, denying your fellow man their right to the pursuit of happiness by preventing them to find a brighter future in the great land of opportunities? Deny them the right of movement, freedom to leave and return to their country of birth.
As for the Issue of National Security: Rebut: Case by case. Don’t generalize an entire race as dangerous by the crimes committed by some. Generalizing -> discrimination! TRADE Americans cross the border to buy groceries at cheaper price. / Buy drugs/ prostitutes. Wall = more problems. Because when more obstacles are put in place, the rarer/ harder the goods are to get. Therefore people are willing to pay more. Quality control goes down (lousy things at high prices). The low quality goods may cause serious health problems or even epidemics for the American society and the Mexicans who transport these commodities for trade.
THE DIPLOMATIC TIES ARE AFFECTED Some time in the future, America may need the help of its neighboring country. When that time comes, will the country separated by “The Great Wall Of USA” be willing to extend an helping hand? Something for you, the opp. To think about. BOTH COUNTRIES NEED EACH OTHER! -> US disaster, need Mexico to help. THEREFORE SHOULD IMPROVE TIES and not build wall to segregate. TOURIST INDUSTRY. Tourism in Mexico because of Americans. Vice versa.
Thats all, abit long yeah ps >.< din have much time ter summarise..sorry =(
Now left for the US government to post their points, Then we can start on the Spices one ler!