Detail from a mural by Joel Bergner.
Douglas S. Massey makes the point in the Washington Post.
Much as many employers may think otherwise, migrants are not inanimate spare parts.
As long as they cannot feed themselve and their families in their home countries, they will keep coming to where they can make a living. If this rich country really wanted to stop the influx of desparate people, we would invest in economic development for Mexico and other sending countries. But we'd rather have nannies and dishwashers -- and complain.