posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 01:06 PM
I have read the whole thread i I am sad that your goverment has succeded in keeping you in fear of terrorist attacks the whole 24/7.
First I am Mexican, I have traveled to the US since 1972 (to disneyland and CA.) when I was 9. I have been to the US contless times ever since and
trveled by car to more than 15 states.
These are facts I have noticed MYSELF, no google BS and thing like that.
From 1975 to 1985 you hardly see any latinos (mexican or not) anywhere, if you could fing them was in the farmers fields etc.
From 1985 to 1995 the explosion in growth was incredible!! in 1989 I was in Miami and entered a MacDonalds and the (cuban) women at the counter did
not speak english!!! then it happened again in 1992 in santa Monica at the Burger king the english was so bad i could barely understand her so I spoke
in spanish....Funny? NOOOOO.
I speak english perfectly no accent etc, and I am not dark skinned so very often in the US everyone is surprised that I am Mexican, and quite often
dark skinned people turn away from me (they must think I am from the US).
From 1995 to today the inmigration LEGAL OR ILLEGAL is amazing, there are towns and parts of cities where you never listen to english
anymore!!!.....Like one in Chicago were a very nice looking woman (again at a Burger King) hit a long conversation with me (the place was almost
empty), after like 20 minutes I told her I was from Mexico and she told she was from Hungary, but she was blond and blue eyed so it was easy for
her to "stay".....
Do you have a problem? YES YOU DO.
Do I think the borders should be closed and illegal status more prosecuted, YES. In Mexico the laws for ilegal inmagrtion are quite though (5 years in
Prison for anybody who knowingly hires ilegals)..
But there are a lot of facts you are ignoring and are the cause for this problem.
First. Mexican population has always been high in the southern states because it was mexican territory in the first place. (it was forcefully annexed
to the US in the same maner that Saddam did to kuwait-but that another theme).
Second. 95% of the jobs taken by ilegal inmigrants, are low wage jobs and jobs NO american will do (open you regrigerator see the lower part for
vegetables and I bet most of them have been picked up by ilegal inmigrants).
Third: A large Part of the basic economy and the existence of basic jobs and food jobs are worked by Mexican hands.
Fourth: MExicans Pay taxes (they have to pay sales tax dont they?) or do you think they live off the air, they buy things in the US and in some years
they will be a force in the buying economy (WHY?) because the growth rat e s the highest in the US.....Legal and Ilegal.
Also between 3 and 5 Mexican die every day crossing arizona (the sonoran-arizona-chihuahua desert is more dangerous and hot then the saudi arabian
Desert. So that "easy crossing" is pure BS.
If the situation is so bad WHY THE US DOES NOT CLOSE THE BORDER, is the government Stupid? NNOOO.
the trade with Mexico is more than 35 billion a year the wealth generated by mexican hard work in the south states has not been calculated but by the
money the send to Mexico each year (23 to 25 billion) they generate at least 110 billion a year alone and they pay from 8 to 10 billion a year
(granted legaly that sum would likely be more like 30 billion), but they make goods for that ammount of $$$.
If the Us closed the borders with Canada and Mexico to protect itself (remember that almost 65% of the gas is from MEx and CAN) the gasoline would go
to 5 to 6 dollars a galon (like Europe), the trading for more than a 3 billion would go to hell, and All 3 countries would be in REALLY DEEP
The prices of food would skyrocket, there would be no janitors, no cleaners, no packers no house keeping, no hotel workers......
A nightmare...SO THEY DO NOT CLOSE THE BORDER because of $$$$$$.....
Check the movie "a Day without mexicans" now at some theaters go see it and then post, surelly itll change your perspective.
IMHO is a very complex problem and trying to solve it with a wall is the same thinking that got you in to war with IRAQ (by the way 5 mexican soldiers
have died in combat in the US forces in IraQ so that thing about defending the US is a multinational thing)