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Old 10-26-2007, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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EL RODEO, Mexico For years, millions of Mexican migrants working in the United States have sent money back home to villages like this one, money that allows families to pay medical bills and school fees, build houses and buy clothes or, if they save enough, maybe start a tiny business.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/26/bu...in&oref=slogin

 
Old 10-26-2007, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I read that same story as well.........
 
Old 10-26-2007, 11:06 PM
 
Location: California
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Is there that large of a Mexican population in New York? Last time I checked it was run by Puerto ricans.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 03:02 PM
 
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Is there that large of a Mexican population in New York? Last time I checked it was run by Puerto ricans.
I think you're right, there are certainly a lot of "PR's" in New York. But remember, they're citizens. Don't know about NYC, but I do know there's a considerable illegal Mexican population in the affluent communities out on Long Island.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 03:21 PM
 
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It makes me wonder.... would the same "immigration advocate groups" who spend so much money trying to agitate for "amnesty" and nonsense like that willing to "refocus" their agendas and serve as micro-credit agencies for the poor in Mexico?

Why must every solution be, "Run to the United States, work illegally, send money home."


That $4000 some people spend on coyotes to get them across the border suuure could do wonders, huh? (BTW, I thought it was "too expensive" to apply legally?")
 
Old 10-27-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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sending money to the poor back home is their MO. if i were in their situation, i would do the exact same.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 06:04 PM
 
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I am glad that the Mexicans in Mexico miss the money and I hope that it gets worse for them. If one is legally here then, by all means, send money back to help your family. If one is illegal then get deported and don't darken our borders again.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 06:22 PM
 
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I am glad that the Mexicans in Mexico miss the money and I hope that it gets worse for them.
why would you hope that?

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If one is legally here then, by all means, send money back to help your family. If one is illegal then get deported and don't darken our borders again.
what difference does that make? the money gets sent back regardless of immigration status. to deny that illegals are contributing to our economy is outright incorrect.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Illigals contribute to our economy? but at what costs? Your tax dollars maybe?
 
Old 10-27-2007, 06:29 PM
 
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Illigals contribute to our economy? but at what costs? Your tax dollars maybe?

Immigration's Costs -- And Benefits - WSJ.com (broken link)

apparently not
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