Capitalism, Politics and Immigration: A Tale of Profitable Suffering

In a blog post titled “Under the Volcano,” legendary celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain also eloquently summed up these uncomfortable truths about the United States and its chaotic, cruel immigration policy as it pertains to people coming from south of the border: “Despite our ridiculously hypocritical attitudes towards immigration, we demand that Mexicans cook a large percentage of the food we eat, grow the ingredients we need to make that food, clean our houses, mow our lawns, wash our dishes, look after our children.”

“As any chef will tell you,” Bourdain continued, “our entire service economy — the restaurant business as we know it — in most American cities, would collapse overnight without Mexican workers. Some, of course, like to claim that Mexicans are ‘stealing American jobs.’ But in two decades as a chef and employer, I never had ONE American kid walk in my door and apply for a dishwashing job, a porter’s position — or even a job as prep cook.”

via Truthout Capitalism, Politics and Immigration: A Tale of Profitable Suffering

The US would collapse overnight if all immigrants were forcibly deported today by extremist Republicans, who are for the most part, racist. PERIOD.