Mexican Immigration for Dummies
Where do Mexican immigrants come from?
Mexican Immigrants come from the United Mexican States commonly known as Mexico.
Why do Mexicans immigrate to the Unites States?
Mexicans immigrate to the U.S. because life in Mexico is very difficult if you donít have money. Also, it is very hard to find a job in Mexico that you can live of, and even if you do find it you can loose it very easily.
Most of Mexicans are poor and have large families which mean that they desperately need money in order to survive, and that is where the United States comes into the picture.
There are millions of illegal Mexican immigrants working in the United States that send money back home so that their family has a chance to survive or have a dissent life.
In the United States, Mexican immigrants do everything that ordinary Americans consider beneath them. They clean streets, wash dishes, or clean houses.
They keep American cities and homes clean and they are underpaid. Also, they are often humiliated and discriminated against which is very unfortunate.
How many illegal Mexicans live in the United States?
Nobody really knows the exact number because that number is increasing on a daily basis. However there are estimates that between 10 and 15 million of illegal Mexican immigrants live and work in the Unites States.
Is the Mexican immigration a serious problem for the United States and its economy?
This is a very complex question and there is no simple answer.
Some sarcastic economic analysts say that underpaid, illegal Mexican workforce is the best thing that happened to the south of the United States since the slavery was abolished. This is because Mexicans work a lot, long hours, are happy to have jobs that nobody wants and are paid bellow the minimum wedge.
Others say that the illegal Mexican immigrants pose a serious treat to the U.S. economy and its stability, especially if they keep coming to the United States as they have done in the past and are doing in the present.
In other words the answer depends on how you look at the question.
What do you think?
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