In following the awful mess in Haiti, I have been baffled by the silence of
the “open borders” immigration people here in the US. The solution to
Haiti’s problems is perfectly simple: our Immigration Service should issue
them all with Green Cards.
Since Haiti’s per capita annual income is only $480, I imagine practically
the entire population counts as “willing workers” under Pres. Bush’s
definition. No doubt there are lots of “willing employers” in the USA –
willing, I mean, to employ Haitians for, oh, three or four times that $480
per annum. Travel shouldn’t be a problem — one reads that the land has
been stripped bare of all vegetation, but there must be enough old wood
lying around to provide rafts for all. It’s only 570 miles to the Florida
Keys. Or perhaps those willing employers could provide transport?
And Haiti’s population is a mere 8.3m. It would hardly notice in the USA.
So… why am I the only person suggesting this? Where is the Wall Street
Journal? Where is La Raza? Where is Vicente Fox? Where is John Podhoretz?
Where is our President?