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Re: Only Mexicans Need Apply

A faithful reader: “Derb–I know your post about Mexican immigrants vs.

Haitian refugees engages a little reductio ad absurdum but there is one

reason I can think of to treat the groups differently: public health. Haiti

is the only Caribbean nation where malaria is found. In fact, the Red Cross

will not accept a donation of blood from you if you’ve even *been* to Haiti

in the last five years.”

So the hypothesis here is that a Haitian illeg… sorry, sorry,

undocumented worker is likely to be a public health risk?

Wouldn’t that be “profiling”?

Don’t you sometimes feel the urge to just give up trying to follow

public-policy debates?


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