The immigration debate has many parts to it and the promised deportation of millions of people who are not and are not legally able to attain at least permanent resident status in the united states. This is a campaign promise that the president made to his base supporters. The wall that is to be built along the Mexican border that was to be paid for by Mexico will be funded by American taxpayers was a fantasy belief of this administration. A large percentage of those to be deported work in the agriculture and service industries that we all take for granted the low prices that this cheap labor provides. This is an attitude will at some point in the future come back to haunt the average citizen.
To control people the best way beyond having a police state is to control the access to food. This tactic is in use in some of the poorest countries like Haiti and even an oil-rich country like Venezuela where the shelves of the government-run stores are devoid of any items from soap to toothpaste. We as a country will suffer from higher prices and a scarcity of anything that has to be processed by hand. The process of food production will surely clash with the reality of immigration enforcement. Will we cut off our collective noses to spite our faces.? How this problem is resolved will determine the futures of millions of people and will show the world the true face of this land of immigrants.