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The Strange Case of Mexican Emigration

Pete702 Wrote: Jul 18, 2013 8:10 AM
I have worked with a lot of Mexicans both legal and probably illegal. The main concern they have that makes them come here is the crime and corruption in Mexico, not jobs. They all want to go back, but it is not safe. They tell of trucks "confiscated" by the police, roaming gangs that the police don;t stop, and government officials that just don't care. It is quite understandable that they leave. The US government needs to do more to change the culture of corruption of the government officials but none have ever even tried. What we need to do is push for reforms to a real democracy, Mexicans are ready for that, unlike people of many other countries
Auspex Wrote: Jul 18, 2013 9:43 AM
No, we need to stop them at our borders and let them do what we did. Fight for their freedom, not flee somewhere else. Mexico will never change if the Mexican people don't change it themselves. We're just enabling the Mexican Government's bad behavior by letting people flee here, instead of having to turn and fight their own corrupt government.
Carolyn258 Wrote: Jul 18, 2013 8:42 AM
Pete702-- Are you saying that our country should directly and personally correct what is internally wrong with Mexico? Isn't that the job of the United Nations? The American taxpayer has no responsibility toward the woes of this third-world nation. Please note that a good number of Mexicans (especially the gangs) bring crime into our country, which we certainly do not need! With your sentiments, perhaps you should join JFK's Peace Corps.
olddoc4444 Wrote: Jul 18, 2013 9:01 AM
What some people don't realize is, the cash that Mexicans, both legal and illegal, send, enables that corrupt system. So while liberals pat themselves on the back for their so-called compassion, they doom most of the 112 million left behind to the whims of the drug cartels and crooked politicians.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jul 18, 2013 11:06 PM
The United Nations has been the cause of more misery, than its solution.
And I believe it would be cheaper to do it ourselves than getting the UN to do "it", or persuading the Mexican government to free its people.

So rather than moving Mexicans north, we should move the border south.