America's Illegal Pokemon Immigration Problem
Famitsu is reporting that since the launch of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl for NDS, over 5 million copies of the games have been sold in both Japan and America. And Pokemon Trainers from both countries have utilized the software's Global Trading Station to trade over 10,000,000 Pokemon via Wi-Fi.
Members of Congress, such as Sen. Lieberman, who previously demonized videogames for having a subversive influence on the youth of America, are now calling on President Bush to do something to stem the tide of illegal Pokemon immigration.
The conservatives want to solve the illegal Pokemon immigration problem by building fences to secure our borders. Liberals, however, are trying to reframe the debate, arguing that we don't have an illegal immigration problem but an illegal Pokemon Trainer problem - you prosecute the children for training illegal Pokemon and the Pokemon will stop coming.
Meanwhile, frustrated by the government's slow response, a few renegade trainers have formed a militia and plan to stand guard along the Western seaboard. They call themselves the Poke-men. Armed only with Pokeballs, the Poke-men claim to have captured 172 Pokemon trying to enter U.S. soil illegally.
With the European versions of Diamond and Pearl set to release just next month, the situation has the potential of spiralling out of control unless the government acts quickly and decisively in a bi-partisan fashion.