Originally Posted by Meck77
Baja If I'm a mexican with family in Mexico and there are jobs in Mexico (like you claim) why would I leave for America to be "exploited" as cheap labor?
Just like the US there are people here from a wide economic strata, the poor uneducated are in a very different situation than the educated growing middle class. Yes the middle class professionals are a growing segment of the population unlike the US where the middle class is shrinking. One other thing, the poor subsistence farmers are the ones going to the US for work and the reason they are doing so is because they can not sell their corn like they had for generations because the US government subsidizes (taxpayer money) the corn they sell here at such a low price that the local farmers can not compete.