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Old 02-03-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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WEll, there's a silver lining in all this for Mexico. Regardless of the chaos they're now enduring...(people pouring over their border uninvited, competing for their jobs, overloading their schools, with 'smart-aleck kids acting up, and English being spoken everywhere, to the dismay of the 'locals')..at LEAST, while they're coping with all this, they won't have to face the prospect of being called 'racists' or 'xenophobes'.

May not be much, but at LEAST they're better off than we are, in that respect.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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...They come back with more expectations than they left with. They want better public services – roads, schools, sewer systems – and, more important, jobs. Some complain about the lack of drinking water. Their children often speak only English or broken Spanish.
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This is Fantastic...Spreading the Theory of Democracy by deeds and actions...and not at the barrel of a gun.

I had heard stories of workers returning to home towns and by-passing the local officals an took it on their selves to improve roads, dig water wells and repair and expand Hospitals.

This may be the best thing for Mexico...A bunch of Highly motivated and capable workers returning and improving their Country with the knowledge they gained busting their asses here.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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...They come back with more expectations than they left with. They want better public services – roads, schools, sewer systems – and, more important, jobs. Some complain about the lack of drinking water. Their children often speak only English or broken Spanish.
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This is Fantastic...Spreading the Theory of Democracy by deeds and actions...and not at the barrel of a gun.

I had heard stories of workers returning to home towns and by-passing the local officals an took it on their selves to improve roads, dig water wells and repair and expand Hospitals.

This may be the best thing for Mexico...A bunch of Highly motivated and capable workers returning and improving their Country with the knowledge they gained busting their asses here.
And the sad part is those returning were probably the ones actually working.

The ones staying are more than likely the ones on the American tax payer coat strings.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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WEll, there's a silver lining in all this for Mexico. Regardless of the chaos they're now enduring...(people pouring over their border uninvited, competing for their jobs, overloading their schools, with 'smart-aleck kids acting up, and English being spoken everywhere, to the dismay of the 'locals')..at LEAST, while they're coping with all this, they won't have to face the prospect of being called 'racists' or 'xenophobes'.

May not be much, but at LEAST they're better off than we are, in that respect.
So true, macmeal. I kind of like them getting a taste of their own medicine. Only wish they would have to wear those nasty labels that are foisted on us law abiding Americans to.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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...They come back with more expectations than they left with. They want better public services – roads, schools, sewer systems – and, more important, jobs. Some complain about the lack of drinking water. Their children often speak only English or broken Spanish.
........................................

This is Fantastic...Spreading the Theory of Democracy by deeds and actions...and not at the barrel of a gun.

I had heard stories of workers returning to home towns and by-passing the local officals an took it on their selves to improve roads, dig water wells and repair and expand Hospitals.

This may be the best thing for Mexico...A bunch of Highly motivated and capable workers returning and improving their Country with the knowledge they gained busting their asses here.
Imagine how Mexico would benefit if all 10% of their citizens illegally living in this country would return. Think of all of the infrastructure they could build, and the crops they could pick. I wonder why Mexico doesn’t realize how hardworking and valuable they are. At least that’s what they tell us.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:28 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Imagine how Mexico would benefit if all 10% of their citizens illegally living in this country would return. Think of all of the infrastructure they could build, and the crops they could pick. I wonder why Mexico doesn’t realize how hardworking and valuable they are. At least that’s what they tell us.
True, as their President said, he's sorry the hardest working and smartest are leaving. Why wouldn't they have a parade to honor those returning?

Somethin smells fishy here.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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I think Mexico needs more diversity. Time for a demographic change.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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You'd think Mexico would have their army lined up shoulder to shoulder along the border to keep these valuable workers from leaving. I'm sure it's just a misunderstanding, and Mexico will offer them high paying jobs with lots of perqs.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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I think Mexico needs more diversity. Time for a demographic change.
I agree! It appears that only the U.S. is supposed to become so diverse that the white majority no longer exists but it is ok for Mexico to retain its majority Hispanic/Mestizo numbers.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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You'd think Mexico would have their army lined up shoulder to shoulder along the border to keep these valuable workers from leaving. I'm sure it's just a misunderstanding, and Mexico will offer them high paying jobs with lots of perqs.
Mexico doesnt offer jobs... just as the US government doesnt offers jobs. These workers will change Mexico's labor structure. They may break the generational ties of coruption and good ol boy network of labor; increase the rights of the mexican worker; And start businesses in Mexico providing a economic jump start.

I think the person who said, that " the hard workers went back"...I think youre right...These are the workers that learned to Build modern cities, build sturdy homes, roads, bridges, "Infrastructure"...Mexico Needs them.

And maybe on day, we can come up with a sane immagration policy, that allows some of these hard workers back in to America as Guest workers...
And some to Join the ranks of America's citinens.
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