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Why is there immigration in Mexico?

1) Mexico has suffered an extremely bad redistribution of money for many decades. Some cities like the metropolitan area of Monterrey (northeast Mexico) have a quality of life/infraestructure similar to the USA (they have a very low emmigraton rate) and some cities in Southern Mexico have a quality of life/infraestructure similar to some poor African countries (Which have a very high emmigration rate). 2) The current president isn't the main guilty of the current situation. Congress blocked many economic, energetic and some other important reforms proposed by him. 3) There's a very big number of people that evade taxes. If the mexican government did something about this, we could use that extra tax money in fighting poverty (which is present in 40% of the population, being 15% in extreme poverty). The large medium-class in Mexico is the one who gets taxed the most. Mexicans should fight for transparency of their tax money, we should fight for the right application of government programs, we should fight for a quality education (therefor, the creation of well-payed jobs). Education is the only effective way to get out of the underdevelopment. 4) Sorry if this is a little bit harsh, but most of the Mexicans that go to the USA, want it the "easy way", hey they could pay $2000+ dollars to a "pollero"... they know they can get a bad job in the USA but they can get more money than here in Mexico. Those people aren't fighting here in Mexico for a better country. I know they send money for their families, but the bad thing is that those families don't use the money in an effective way. USA should be more strict in employers who hire i****************s. Our number of people in extreme poverty has gone down because those are the ones that emmigrate to the USA, not because the government is doing a good job. The only thing that encourages them to go is that they know they will find a job. No one is forcing them to leave. 5) Many mexicans like me are fighting to get rid of he "third world" status we have now . Although we are a rich country (both in natural resources and in the total GDP - more than 1 trillion dollars -in fact one of the richest "third world" countries), we have a low GDP per capita ($9,000 dollars). Mexicans need to develop and make use of their creativity, strenght, talents if they want to be a first world country with a good quality of life. Lets say that we need to stop blaming others for our problems, we need to stop thinking only on ourselves and in our own benefits and to stop mediocrity. We need a good long-range plan, we need to start thiking of the future and not only in the present. We need drastic changes

Asked By: jcarrera_9936 - 7/15/2006
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There are no "handouts" here. The Mexicans that come to the US work and work hard for every penny and most of that money they send back to their families. The product of their labor is big bucks for their US employers. Poverty is something we will always have in human society to balance out the break down of our... More
Answered By: honiebee - 7/15/2006
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wow - a well thought out message, and one that many in the States try to use when talking about illegal immigration. With Mexico encouraging her poorest to go to the USA, they can get rid of them as a social problem, get money in return from them, and not have to do anything at all to make Mexico the properous country... More
Answered By: cjlintexas - 7/15/2006
 
Have you been asleep for the last week?? The U.S. is being strict on illegal aliens. New laws were passed just yesterday..As for the rest of your "plan"... Sounds good.., Now, Who will put it into action?? Good luck. Peace!
Answered By: knowitall - 7/15/2006
 
Wow! You sure sound like one very smart person, to me! I wish all Mexicans thought like you because your country would be so great then. I hope you are doing lots to spread your way of thinking around your country and try to help the people make positive changes so they stop feeling that they have to go to the USA... More
Answered By: daisy - 7/15/2006
 
you've given some very enlightening information. everybody wants a better life, and what better place to start..... in one's own backyard... More
Answered By: loving 40+ - 7/15/2006
 
It's a stopping point on the way here.
Answered By: yars232c - 7/15/2006
 
My thoughts and then some! Mexico is a beautiful country. The Mexicans I live amongst certainly seems to be proud to be from there. It's too bad many of it's most hardworking and intelligent citizens are leaving it instead of staying and making it a better place. But I'm sure if Americans could make big money by... More
Answered By: Chicago Michele - 7/15/2006
 
We all need drastic changes....or America will become the next 3rd world country.....both bankrupt and taxed to death.
Answered By: Just a guy - 7/15/2006
 
f**k them, move to Canada
Answered By: Dawn M - 7/15/2006
 
You have really done your research on this subject. There were some new laws passed recently concerning illegal immigration.
Answered By: RainCloud - 7/15/2006
 
Fuc k Dawn M
Answered By: Insub H - 7/15/2006
 
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