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View Poll Results: What to do if Mexico implodes........which is growing more likely
Close/lock our southern border no matter what 25 80.65%
Open up the border and set up refugee camps in the US border states within 50 miles of Mx 2 6.45%
Do a preemptive invasion of Mexico to quell the revolt 1 3.23%
Do nothing 3 9.68%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-11-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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You picked up on the 'Georgia' analogy as well...............

As for the USA being Mexico's safety valve-----------that is reversing itself. Apparently over 1 million Mexicans have self deported already.
I know one who did. He decided he missed his wife and family and his way of life and he just picked up and headed home.

Another one I know got deported for being drunk in some bar here but apparently is happy enough to be home and supposedly according to some good sources, there is some kind of program in Mexico that helps these former Mexican farmers get started back up. He went back with very little but now has the beginnings of a small ranch. Maybe it's just for those who still have a ranch or little farm to go back to -- I'm not sure. I've heard he doesn't plan to come back over here any time soon.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:47 PM
 
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I know one who did. He decided he missed his wife and family and his way of life and he just picked up and headed home.

Another one I know got deported for being drunk in some bar here but apparently is happy enough to be home and supposedly according to some good sources, there is some kind of program in Mexico that helps these former Mexican farmers get started back up. He went back with very little but now has the beginnings of a small ranch. Maybe it's just for those who still have a ranch or little farm to go back to -- I'm not sure. I've heard he doesn't plan to come back over here any time soon.
Interesting.............and, good news as well-----------------for both Mexico and the USA.

Unless the tumbling birthrate SOB is starting to bite into the excess supply of labor there.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:33 PM
 
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Last time there was sustained violence in Chiapas? Maybe around the same period as the L.A riots...

Like I said...Mexico is no closer to Civil War then the USA is...comprende? As if the USA doesn't have it's own fringe groups that would like to overthrow the government.
Question: how much longer are people on the Mexican side going to just keep sitting by?

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It just doesn't seem to be getting better. Something will have to give. Over 700 killed so far this year -- and people who can are fleeing over to the USA side of the border. That does not build stability, the tax base (as low as that might be) will be what leaves. Then what? What becomes of those left behind?

When you have no future, nothing to work for, when nothing matters anymore, how stable can that be?
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