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The Real Answer to the Immigration Question

Conservative abroad Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 2:22 AM
Obviously no-one wants to talk about the 500lb. gorilla in the room. A country isn't made by having beautiful beaches and plentiful natural resources, it's made by a group of people. The success of a country is based on the average of the capabilities and atitudes of the people in that country. You could swap Mexico and the Midwest and what do you think the results would be? The new Mexico would be successful and thriving and the new Midwest would be wracked with crime and poverty.
rebmort Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 9:26 AM
Conservative abroad Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 2:28 AM
I traveled in Mexico in the late 80's and I never was concerned about crime or drug gangs. Now there are over 10,000 murders per year. What changed? The difference is that over 20% of the Mexican population has emmigrated to the US, the ones who wanted to make things better. When you take 20% of a country's best people that country will degrade. We have hurt Mexico by taking millions of people that might have made thier country better. We have also hurt America by taking millions of people that have a high dropout rate, out of wedlock birthrate, high poverty rate........
America has almost 12 million illegal immigrants.

Many of them came here on visas and never left.

But about 60 percent of them walked in from just one country -- Mexico.

Though the stalled Obama Economy has caused about 900,000 to go home since 2007, there are still about 6 million Mexicans living in the United States who've sneaked across our borders.

Everyone from Marco Rubio to John McCain and our golfer in chief are trying to figure out how to deal with the illegal immigrants we have already and prevent future waves of Mexican migrants.

But no...