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Old 09-23-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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Why are they leaving Mexico exactly?

According to the Wiki, Mexico is an upper middle class country so surely these people are not dirt poor.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Why are they leaving Mexico exactly?

According to the Wiki, Mexico is an upper middle class country so surely these people are not dirt poor.
Several reasons:

One is severe racism SOB; Mexico is very White Supremacist------never mind to us 'Anglos', they are all Hispanic.

Another, probably bigger reason is the general lack of rule of law------again, unlike El Norte where even a darkskinned Mexican family of illegal immigrants has more de facto rights than back 'home'. Read that the US police will not try to rape the man's wife, etc.

Third factor is so much of that country's wealth is concentrated in the hands of few----------despite the growing class divide in the USA, Mexico is much, much worse.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:27 AM
 
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The wealthy in Mexico are very wealthy...and definately not the majority. The majority of the people are very poor. They need to clean up their government, or lack of government.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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The government treats Mexicans so good here even if they came illegally, why NOT leave Mexico and come here where they will be treated so much better than half of actual US citizens by the government?
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:45 PM
 
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Then most of the immigrants that come here are what: ameridian, mestizo?
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Then most of the immigrants that come here are what: ameridian, mestizo?
Bingo!

I used to know a Spaniard who was white with (natural) blonde hair and blue eyes-------her daughter was absolutely Nordic in appearance------and, legally speaking, a Hispanic to boot!
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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There are a lot of Mexican groups out there that promote the repatriation of America. That is why they are leaving Mexico and coming here.
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:38 PM
 
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Bingo!

I used to know a Spaniard who was white with (natural) blonde hair and blue eyes-------her daughter was absolutely Nordic in appearance------and, legally speaking, a Hispanic to boot!

is that shocking? I am a "hispanic" and my family tree goes to Cuba & back to Spain. We have white skin & blue eyes in our family so basically we have European roots. So do a lot of South Americans!
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:40 PM
 
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Illegal aliens come here because we really don't make much of an effort to stop them. Plus, looking at our history, they know sooner or later all they have to do is hang around long enough and they know they'll be legalized. They also come here because it's much easier to relocate to the US than it to force real change in their own country.

Basically illegals come here because there's no down side. Even after they get here and literally pick and choose what laws they will obey, if they're caught, they're rarely punished. Usually they're just deported. Frequently they're just released, then later deported by an official LETTER and not actually taken to the border.

As far as the violent criminals go, we're a choice target for them. We're a rich country that frequently won't even deport them after they commit a violent crime like robbery or assault. Plus, if it begins to look like they might actually spend some time in prison, then often all they have to do is voluntarily turn themselves in to ICE for deportation in lieu of prosecution. This results in a free bite at the apple.
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:42 PM
 
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Could it be all the free social entitlements bestowed upon them at our expense?
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