Quote from moondancer
Also, maybe it's because the country these people come from is not taking care of it's own people, and not addressing the problems of it's own country....that country certainly isn't doing anything to prohibit their own from exiting the country in an illegal fashion....
Not necessarily true. In most parts of Mexico, a "good" wage is lucky to be $90 a week (yes, ninety a week). yes, prices are typically lower, on many things, such as food. However, generally a small pack of Pampers is around $30. A big bottle of Suave shampoo, which is around $1.50 here, is $5.00 there. Toilet tissue is around$7.00 for 4 rolls. Feminine hygiene products are double what they are here. ETC.............
So, as you see it is very hard to raise a family there, even with that "good" wage.
As far as Mexico not taking care of their own people, well, they have the same services there as we do here, onlyon a LOT less scale/ funds. When it all averages out, it is the same there as it is here.
As far as Mexico not doing anything to prevent their own from exiting illegally, that is NOT true. They are doing just as much in preventing as the U.S. is doing. Have you ever been to a Border crossing??? It is easy to get into,but
trying to cross back into the United States is not my idea of fun. They search you, your car, they tear thing out, they even search your baby's diaper. You have to show proof that you are legally aloud to be in the United States. The ones that do cross illegal, are alot less than those who do try to cross legally, without reason.
I know it is a tough battle, that will never be solved, but just remember, people are people, no matter where they are from.