I think I'm going to head to Mexico and come back as an illegal alien. This is getting ridiculous.
A federal program designed to help legal immigrant Mexican workers wire their earnings back to families in Mexico also is providing a "fast, safe, and low-cost way" for illegal workers without Social Security cards to funnel money out of the U.S.
The program, Directo a Mexico, is open to all immigrant Mexican workers — legal and illegal — as long as they have the easily obtained matricular consular cards issued by the Mexican government to open bank accounts, transfer funds and do other transactions, reported the Los Angeles Times.
Why on earth are taxpayer dollars being used to facilitate sending money out of the U.S.? How about facilitating more money into my bank account?
“The taxpayer-subsidized ‘Directo a México’ program seems designed to facilitate the transfer of wealth by illegal immigrants outside the United States. This program undermines our nation’s immigration laws and is a potential national security nightmare,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “In the least, the Federal Reserve must limit this program to legal aliens and U.S. citizens only.”
In the least, indeed. Does anybody out there think things will be different under President Giuliani?