Att: Dee and Melony,
Check out this great video on immigration and world poverty.
you are right; very worth watching.
I must admit, when the first bits of political speeches regarding globally helping other countries that had so much poverty were starting up in the media, I thought that meant that we would help them develop their own economies and kind of like the peace corps etc. - go teach them irrigation and planting crops and managing their own lives and governments and start their own corporations (not owned by other companies/multi-nationals via pay-offs to crooked individuals inserted into governments to allow further poverty of the whole for the gains of a few); and then it was up to them to grow their own countries as they saw fit. It was mediatized as a good thing to do.
He is right - other countries' poverty will be solved much more efficiently by helping them in their own countries. I think those "aide" packages we give some countries should be given with a few more strings attached; i.e. - 85% must go to actual salaries of citizens in those countries; not kept by a few and their cronies to become individually wealthy.
I would like a moratorium on foreign aid and our borders secured before we consider any assistance to those in need outside our country. We have enough people with genuine needs right here in America that we do not have to adopt other countries problems. Deport the people who have entered this country illegally.
This is not about compassion or charity it is about the survival of America.