Re: Re: How is the European immigration debate different?
Governor Richardson, I absolutely agree with the necessity to respond to the immigration issue, in part, by treating immigrants to the United States as human beings. I find it incredibly frustarting that you needed to point out this necessity because it suggests the existing dehumanization of the immigrant.
However, the ridiculous arguments for building a wall across the US-Mexico border will not resolve the issues for either nation. The focus of the blame needs to shift from the immigrant to the multinational corporation. The common frustration spoken by working class U.S. families is the outsourcing of jobs to Mexico, China, India, etc. Yet, the media and politicians choose to demonize these nations and their immigrants instead of shedding light on the reasons for outsourcing. Multinational corporations such as Wal-Mart, who can guarantee low, low prices, do so by paying wages below the minimum wage, overworking socio-economically vulnerable employees, and maintaining poor living and working conditions. Despite the horrid conditions within the majority of maquilas both the media and U.S. politicians continue to gloss over these human rights issues.
By placing the majority of the political focus of the immigration issues on the immigrant, politicians are intentionally deflecting the attention of the public away from the major cause of illegal immigration into the U.S.
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How you talk to people with drug addiction might save their life.
- Addiction is a learning disorder; it's not a sign that someone is a bad person.
- Tough love doesn't help drug-addicted people. Research shows that the best way to get people help is through compassion, empathy and support. Approach them as an equal human being deserving of respect.
- As a first step to recovery, Maia Szalavitz recommends the family or friends of people with addiction get them a complete psychiatric evaluation by somebody who is not affiliated with any treatment organization. Unfortunately, warns Szalavitz, some people will try to make a profit off of an addicted person without informing them of their full options.
These photos of scientific heroes and accomplishments inspire awe and curiosity.
- Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling.
- Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, has recorded some of the most important events, people and discoveries in science, allowing us unprecedented insight and expanding our view of the world.
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China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.
- China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
- In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
- The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
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