Uploaded on Dec. 16, 2010
If we’re really serious about reducing undocumented immigration, we could make more effective use of our tax dollars. Those of you who have seen The Other Side of Immigration might remember this statement from the end of the film: “Why spend money on a border fence when we could invest in highways, factories, and greenhouses. How many greenhouses could we build for the cost of that wall? If we invest in Mexico, people won’t want to leave.”
What do you think? Would spending a dollar to reduce poverty in Mexico be a more effective way to reduce undocumented immigration than spending a dollar to build more fencing along the border?