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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Mexico's Migration Problem

From Knight Ridder via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

The Bush administration wants Mexico to crack down on transiting Central Americans before it supports legislation in Congress that would make it easier for Mexican migrants to work legally in the United States. The issue is expected to be among those discussed when President Bush meets with his Mexican counterpart, Vicente Fox, in Cancun, Mexico, next week.

U.S. officials note that U.S. immigration officers apprehend more Central Americans than Mexicans. So far this fiscal year, which started Oct. 1, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have caught 791,973 Central Americans and 595,084 Mexicans in the United States.

But there's little inclination among average Mexicans to do much to stop the flow. Many see themselves in the lives of the desperate Central Americans.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

But they like to describe the migration problem as a "shared responsibility". As usual, they are not willing to do their share. Build the fence!

3/21/2006 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Brenda said...

To the Anonymous used: Who are you referring to as "they"? Mexico? Mexico doesn't have much more to offer than some of the Central American countries but if Mexico decides to let in who ever they want legally, it's their choice. So much for the United States' freedom of choice correct? Why are they trying to control another country? As for building the fence? Before you make that statement think of how many products you eat and use everyday, that Mexicans and Central Americans have helped to provide. Perhaps the US should take a look at its homeless asking for change on the freeway exits. How many illegal immigrants do you know are doing that? Something for you to ponder.

3/22/2006 4:54 PM  
Blogger La Ventanita said...

I'm going to play devil's advocate here, but the homeless are a different story altogether.

In any case, Mexico needs to start practicing what it preaches, b/c it sends back immigrants with no problem. I don't see them receiving people with open arms.

I insist, in order to make all arguments valid, a guest worker program should first be offered to the American poor. If they do not accept this jobs, then give it to whomever wants them.

That should put an end to the mystery of whether illegals do take or don't take jobs away from Citizens.

3/23/2006 9:09 PM  

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