Mexican poverty is the primary cause of Mexican illegal immigration to the US.
Over 50 per cent of Mexicans suffer at or below the poverty level. Over 50 per cent of the undocumented who live and come to the US are from Mexico.
"According to the World Bank, 53% of Mexico' population of 104 million residents live in poverty, which is defined as living on less than $2 a day. Close to 24% of Mexico's population live in extreme poverty, which means they live on less than $1 a day."
Does it not hold true that US taxpayers suffer the costs and consequences of Mexican illegal immigration due to the high level of poverty in Mexico?
Can't this equation be extrapolated to explain our next highest source of undocumented people from El Salvador, Guatemala, and the other countries represented by their undocumented in the US?
Question: Does anyone in Mexico benefit from poverty and therefore Mexican illegal immigration? Someone in Mexico must benefit from the billions in annual remittances back home.
Does anyone in the US benefit from Mexican poverty and therefore Mexican illegal immigration?
Cheap labor has always been in demand, from the single person cleaning houses to the agricultural, construction, hotel-motel, and food processing corporations who hire the undocumented by the thousands.
Politically speaking, just how big is the Latino voting bloc? Likely to double by 2030?
Economically speaking, just how big is our trade with Mexico? 1.25 billion dollars a day in cross border trade you say?
Who launders Mexican Cartel Profits?
Who pampers Ex-Mexican Drug War President Felipe Calderon, despite his reputation of corruption and 100,000 drug war dead?
http://truth-out.org/news/item/13001-calderon-reign-ends-with-six-year-mexican-death-toll-near-120000Do you know about the results of illegal immigration after Reagan's Amnesty and Clinton's NAFTA?
With the above in mind, is Washington really interested in reforming illegal immigration or stopping our drug war?