Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Unintended consequences or feel-good jargon

IPE Zone - but who will rebuild Houston? Turns out that undocumented Mexicans are the lifeblood of the US economy, but we already knew this:

Back in 2007, the Washington Post reported on a Tulane and University of California, Berkeley, study that found some 100,000 Hispanic workers thronged into the Gulf Coast region in the wake of Katrina, many of them undocumented. Houston will need a similar migration for it to recover. In 2017, from where will those workers come?

Actually, the whole deportation narrative of the US right wing is a scam, and everyone knows it, because it's the supporters of the right wing who rely the most on undocumented workers from Latin America.

But since it's a scam to gain votes from racism, it's a particularly odious and informative one.

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