Why isn't Mexico able to make it on its own? Why aren't Mexicans able to make it on their own? They have a big country with natural resources, direct access to the both Atlantic and Pacific oceans, lots of arable land and a family oriented, hardworking people. Why do they need the US to support them? Where is the national pride? Why are their hands out saying to the US "here take millions of our poor people and support them because we aren't able to"?