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Old 04-12-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: California
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Pew Hispanic Center: Pew Hispanic Center Report: Unemployment Plays Small Role in Spurring Mexican Migration to U.S. (http://pewhispanic.org/newsroom/releases/release.php?ReleaseID=37 - broken link)
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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That coming from a Hispanic organization is startling to say the least--------unless the mainstream American Hispanic groups are starting to wake up the illegal immigrant menace as well and want nothing to do with the latter.
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:04 PM
 
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That coming from a Hispanic organization is startling to say the least--------unless the mainstream American Hispanic groups are starting to wake up the illegal immigrant menace as well and want nothing to do with the latter.

Agreed. According to the article you posted unemployment in Mexico is less than that of the US. Of course we already knew the daily sob stories strategically planted were a load of elephant dung anyway.

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Unemployment plays a minimal role in motivating workers from Mexico to migrate to the U.S. Only 5% of the survey respondents who have been in the U.S. for two years or less were unemployed while still in Mexico.
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Rosarito Beach
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The unemployment rate in Mexico runs at 3% + - 1/2%
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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Agreed. According to the article you posted unemployment in Mexico is less than that of the US. Of course we already knew the daily sob stories strategically planted were a load of elephant dung anyway.
I think most of us knew the illegals' claims they had to break our laws and come here illegally in order to feed their families were never anything but lies.

There is no massive starvation going on in Mexico. Mexicans have lower unemployment rates than we have here. Mexico is one of the richest nations in the world.

It comes down to that they feel they have some kind of racist right to ignore our laws and come here as they please. They keep their own borders, they have stricter immigration laws than we have, yet they insist that the USA have no limits to immigration whatsoever, that they are not obligated to wait their turn.
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Rosarito Beach
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It comes down to that they feel they have some kind of racist right to ignore our laws and come here as they please. They keep their own borders, they have stricter immigration laws than we have, yet they insist that the USA have no limits to immigration whatsoever, that they are not obligated to wait their turn.
You confuse Mexican Americans, everyday Mexicans (in Mexico), the Mexican government and those Mexicans who choose to cross the border for economic (or other) benefit.

Sort that out, and you may develop some understanding . . . .
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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You confuse Mexican Americans, everyday Mexicans (in Mexico), the Mexican government and those Mexicans who choose to cross the border for economic (or other) benefit.

Sort that out, and you may develop some understanding . . . .
No I don't. This is not the forum about long time Spanish-Americans. And it's not the forum about proud Mexicans who stay in Mexico and work to make Mexico a better place, it's the immigration forum.

Most of us don't have too much problem about legal immigration, those immigrants who believe they should abide by our laws, and learn our language and adapt to our culture so of course most of this is going to end up being about illegal immigration which is very much out of control.
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