Border security part 2

Inevitable Revolutions, The United States in Central America by Walter LaFeber published in 1993. When they gained their independence from Spain, the nations of Central America tried to join the young United States. They were rebuffed due to fears of upsetting the slave state/free state balance that existed before the US Civil war.

Immigration from Mexico is on the decline. Mexican labor in the US is being supplemented by laborers from Central America and refugees from the wars in the Middle East. If Trump’s Muslim ban continues and a southern border wall reduces the influx of cheap labor, where is the US to find the cheap labor we need? Perhaps it will be necessary to import contract laborers from China for periods of five to seven years. Chinese labor built western infrastructure, but the Chinese were not welcomed by the Anglo population.

Trump must go