Trucked-Up Immigration Policy: Now We're Importing Air Pollution
The "open borders" crowd, having successfully circumvented state and federal employment labor laws by importing millions of illegal aliens from Mexico, has moved on to the next step. Now they are circumventing state and federal environmental and safety laws by letting Mexican trucks roam freely through our country. That's right: soon, third-world trucks will be stuck in traffic on a road near you soon.
Hey, why pay American prices for American trucks and truckers that obey American laws, when you can save a bundle using Mexican trucks instead? Unions, schmunions! Remember: there are no illegal people, and now, no illegal trucks. Isn't that great? And as long as OUR cars and trucks pollute as little as possible, why worry about the impact of a few thousand Mexican trucks with zero emission controls?
Read all about it in the L.A. Daily News. The article begins as follows:
"U.S. and Mexican leaders announced a test Friday to allow Mexican trucks full access to the state and the rest of the nation, a move that alarms air quality regulators who believe it will foul Southern California's air and crumble its roads.
"The one-year program allows an unlimited number of trucks from 100 Mexican companies to carry cargo beyond the current 25-mile border zone."
And don't you environmentalists dare criticize this move. Only a "racist" would claim there's anything wrong innocent trucks from another country, driven here just so people can make a living. You have to appreciate that, in their culture, jobs are more important than having unnecessarily clean air. If you really want to help, then you should support a tax hike so we can buy them new trucks, or retro-fit their trucks with pollution control devices. After all, it's not fair to expect people from other countries to obey our laws just because they come here to work and to receive free education and health care.
Speaking of health care, I can't wait for the next step, when all the Mexican pharmaceuticals start arriving. I mean, why should we subject our good friends on our southern "border" to all the hassle of FDA approval? I'm sure the prescription medications made down there are just as good as the ones made here in America. Mexican drugs could be the key to providing "affordable health care" here in America. Stay tuned -- and look out for that truck next to you!