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mmendoza01 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:11 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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  -So what is wrong in Mexico that causes so many people to come to the US to bobweaver  Jan-28-05 10:52 PM   #0 
  - Extreme poverty, slave wages...  RBHam   Jan-28-05 10:54 PM   #1 
  - Americans would be eager to do shit work.  UdoKier   Jan-28-05 10:57 PM   #5 
     - Illegal aliens undercut them, that's for sure...  RBHam   Jan-28-05 10:59 PM   #6 
        - We all benefit from it  Kali   Jan-29-05 12:08 AM   #23 
  - They are very poor  Pam-Moby   Jan-28-05 10:55 PM   #2 
  - the fact that their economy is a conservative's utopia.  UdoKier   Jan-28-05 10:56 PM   #3 
  - I'm curious aabout  forgethell   Jan-28-05 10:59 PM   #7 
     - That would be the US Federal budget deficit, I assume...  Spider Jerusalem   Jan-28-05 11:01 PM   #10 
        - indeed it is.  UdoKier   Jan-28-05 11:07 PM   #12 
           - Thanks n/t  forgethell   Jan-28-05 11:27 PM   #17 
  - the question is, why do US employers recruit Mexican workers  imenja   Jan-28-05 10:57 PM   #4 
  - FYI many if not most of the ag workers are legal now  Kali   Jan-28-05 11:49 PM   #20 
  - historical actions set a precedent  imenja   Jan-29-05 12:08 AM   #24 
  - Hard working reliable labor at a low wage  Nikia   Jan-29-05 11:14 AM   #43 
  - Bracero program: additioinal sources  imenja   Jan-28-05 11:01 PM   #8 
  - A class system.  Cleita   Jan-28-05 11:01 PM   #9 
  - Isn't Mexico socialist?  leftyandproud   Jan-29-05 09:41 AM   #38 
  - If it were truly socialist, we wouldn't have an immigrant problem  Cleita   Jan-29-05 10:09 AM   #39 
  - There is less class mobility in the U.S.  Nikia   Jan-29-05 11:03 AM   #42 
     - Class distinction is actually part of the old feudal system  Cleita   Jan-29-05 11:24 AM   #44 
     - Last Time i was In Mexico, I was told High School is Not Free  guajira   Jan-29-05 04:25 PM   #49 
  - Vicente Fox and a shitty,corrupt government overall.  candy   Jan-28-05 11:02 PM   #11 
  - Fox's election was an important step forward in Mexican politics  imenja   Jan-28-05 11:14 PM   #14 
  - Assessment of Fox  imenja   Jan-28-05 11:23 PM   #16 
  - The exchange rate  Warpy   Jan-28-05 11:12 PM   #13 
  - Actually the cost of living has risen sharply since NAFTA  Kali   Jan-29-05 12:06 AM   #22 
  - You have lived a sheltered life?  Be Brave   Jan-28-05 11:16 PM   #15 
  - But why don't they fix it in Mexico? Why can't they get them good jobs?  bobweaver   Jan-28-05 11:46 PM   #18 
  - the miracle of globalization! the Iron Lady and the Gipper idolize  MisterP   Jan-29-05 12:03 AM   #21 
  - idolize Chile?  imenja   Jan-29-05 12:09 AM   #25 
     - "the miracle of Chile" is an actual Milt Friedman title for this!  MisterP   Jan-29-05 12:14 AM   #28 
     - of course  imenja   Jan-29-05 12:22 AM   #31 
     - At least they idolize the Chilean privatized pension system that  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-29-05 12:16 AM   #29 
  - globalization and American dominance  imenja   Jan-29-05 12:19 AM   #30 
  - Mexico will one day be our salvation from Freedom and Liberation.  RockStar   Jan-28-05 11:46 PM   #19 
  - explanation  mmendoza01   Jan-29-05 12:11 AM   #26 
  - Cool! Welcome to DU!  sweetheart   Jan-29-05 12:49 AM   #32 
  - Welcome to DemocraticUnderground !!  jarab   Jan-29-05 12:51 AM   #33 
  - Welcome and thanks for your viewpoint.  Kali   Jan-29-05 12:59 AM   #34 
  - Mexicans becoming pukes....  mmendoza01   Jan-29-05 01:53 PM   #45 
     - The reason I ask  Kali   Jan-29-05 04:15 PM   #46 
  - Welcome to DU and a question  sherilocks   Jan-29-05 01:18 AM   #35 
  - Hi mmendoza01!!  newyawker99   Jan-29-05 09:04 AM   #36 
  - I was impressed with the Mexican people  shrike   Jan-29-05 09:25 AM   #37 
  - Republicans and Democrats RECRUIT Them  BuyingThyme   Jan-29-05 12:14 AM   #27 
  - My son is currently working in Mexico and loves it there  mtnsnake   Jan-29-05 10:19 AM   #40 
  - Poverty,corruption,oppression.Must be the weather here.  orpupilofnature57   Jan-29-05 10:27 AM   #41 
  - No right to organize labor.  dogman   Jan-29-05 04:19 PM   #47 
  - Don't ask questions like that  ComerPerro   Jan-29-05 04:23 PM   #48 

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