Hispanic FL Senator Marco Rubio caused a lot of controversy this week when he expressed support for Obama’s executive order/mass amnesty of illegal aliens. Rubio also released an auto biography (American Son) in which he expressed sympathy for (Hispanic) illegal aliens and said he would do the same in their situation:
“Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn’t feed our families. If my kids went to sleep hungry every night and my country didn’t give me an opportunity to feed them, there isn’t a law, no matter how restrictive, that would prevent me from coming here” (Marco Rubio “An American Son”)
Marco Rubio is attempting to pull at the heart strings of regular Americans – insisting that America’s 10 to 20 million predominately Mexican illegal aliens are hard working family men, who come to the United States only to find honest work, to feed their starving children.
Q: “WHAT KIND OF A HEARTLESS RACIST WOULD WANT TO PREVENT A FATHER FROM PUTTING FOOD ON THE TABLE TO FEED HIS STARVING CHILDREN”?
The best response to the “starving children” immigration propaganda line of attack, is to present the truth that the nation of Mexico has one of the highest obesity rates of any nation in the world. People aren’t starving in Mexico – they are fat. Most poor Mexicans live a very unhealthy lifestyle eating way too much food. If Americans want to help Mexicans improve their lives, we need to take away a lot of their food, not enable them to come to the United States and eat even more unhealthy food.
According to information released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Mexico ranked #2 for obesity in the entire developed world. Only the United States was ranked worse for obesity (link to study/story)
So Marco Rubio is arguing that fat Mexicans who live in the 2nd most obese country in the world must be allowed to illegally immigrate in to the United States, where they can join their fat, unhealthy Mexican American relatives to keep the United States as THE most fat, obese country on planet earth!
Thanks Marco, that makes a lot of sense.
So, no the “starving children in Mexico” argument flat out doesn’t work as a justification for mass (illegal/legal) Mexican immigration in to the US.