We have enough problems already. We don't need more people prone to rioting. OK, not every immigrant is ready to riot, but the face of things at the old country don't look so good.
I'm talking here about the recent deregulation of gasoline prices in Mexico. In a free market prices will fluctuate with supply and demand. With a central economic planning committee setting prices, the market doesn't really get to correct itself when shortages occur.
So when we see items like this, it's troubling. Protests ignited by gasoline price hikes continue to roil Mexico. Excerpt:
More than a week after the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto deregulated gasoline prices, which instantly rose as much as 20%, Mexico is engulfed in a nationwide rebellion.
Four people have been killed and more than 1,500 arrested while looting, staging road blockades and marching in protests such as the weekend demonstrations in Rosarito and along the border.
The price hike, which many believe will lead to higher prices for food and household goods, is opposed by 99% of Mexicans, according to a recent poll, and has drawn the condemnation of business groups, truckers unions, leaders of the political opposition and even the Catholic Church.
What's worrisome about this is the prospect that immigrants from Mexico bring their politics to the U.S.
And Democrats struggle to understand why Trump's promise of a wall was so popular among his supporters.
Meanwhile, is Mexico another Venezuela but with drug cartels? We'll see.