Raise Wages, Not WallsAn increase in the minimum wage will keep Mexicans from illegally crossing the border ....
By Michael S. Dukakis and Daniel J.B. Mitchell, The New York Times
If we are really serious about turning back the tide of illegal immigration, we should start by raising the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to something closer to $8. The Massachusetts legislature recently voted to raise the state minimum to $8 and California may soon set its minimum even higher. Once the minimum wage has been significantly increased, we can begin vigorously enforcing the wage law and other basic labor standards. (link)
Let it be noted that most level-headed Americans now recognize how bad for America John Kerry would have been. Let's pause and reflect on what kind of America we would have today if Dukakis had been elected back in 1988 also.
These guys are frightening.