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mmendoza01 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:11 AM
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26. explanation
Just recently stumbled onto DU & found this thread too good to pass up. I am a first generation Mexican living in NM and I can honestly see why people are willing to risk their lives to come here.

First, the job situation there is crap. The jobs are basically inherited from generation to generation and it is really tough to move from one class to another.

Educational opportunities are not there. We take for granted how we can go to a good school and have our education paid for. In Mexico if you can't afford a private school you are really S.O.L because the public schools might not have textbooks, utilities, and overflowed classes. That is why the rich always remain the rich; they can afford the education.

There are no unions or anything like that. The is a shortage of jobs and a huge demand for that job so they can treat people like crap.

Not all of Mexico is like that obviously but there are millions living south of the border who live on about $10 a day doing HARD work like construction, cooking, and hotel maids.

They come here to the US and they can make in one hour or two hours what would normally be a full days work and you wonder why?

I appreciate what the poster said above about the agriculture programs, my grandpa came here under that in the 70s. He didn't really earn much money but because of what he earned and saved he was able to bring the whole family and they got an education, all 5 of them.

Probably why I favor punishing these corporations that are whoring these people w/out paying SS, Medicare Taxes, benefits and everything else. Who can blame the people for wanting an education for their kids?

Thanks and I'll try and post more frequently!
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