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Old 05-04-2010, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Listen, I spent an entire summer working in a remote village in Mexico.
The peeps there pretty much said they wanted to come because (and I quote - translated from Spanish):

"In the United States, you get free food, a free house, and free healthcare."

They repeatedly asked me to sponsor them and made it pretty clear that their biggest plans were to suck on the social systems. Not that they didn't plan to work, too. But they were all pie-in-the-sky about the 'free stuff.'

 
Old 05-04-2010, 02:00 AM
 
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Listen, I spent an entire summer working in a remote village in Mexico.
The peeps there pretty much said they wanted to come because (and I quote - translated from Spanish):

"In the United States, you get free food, a free house, and free healthcare."

They repeatedly asked me to sponsor them and made it pretty clear that their biggest plans were to suck on the social systems. Not that they didn't plan to work, too. But they were all pie-in-the-sky about the 'free stuff.'

Oh really? That seems strange because I've been going to Mexico repeatedly for almost 20 years and this is just not the mentality I've come across. Most of these remote villages in Mexico are high up in the mountains full of indigenous people which some, evidently, don't even speak Spanish.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Oh really? That seems strange because I've been going to Mexico repeatedly for almost 20 years and this is just not the mentality I've come across. Most of these remote villages in Mexico are high up in the mountains full of indigenous people which some, evidently, don't even speak Spanish.
Yes. The village people I lived with spoke Zapotec as their first language and Spanish as their second. I'm not saying they ALL wanted to come to the U.S. But the image that they had in their head (remote village and big city) of the U.S. was pretty much the same.
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