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Survey: Half of Mexico Wants to Live in the U.S.

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(Mexico City) According to a survey conducted by the Washington-based Pew Hispanic Center, almost half of all Mexicans want to move to the United States. To be precise, 46 percent of the 1,200 Mexicans surveyed said they would high tail it north if they had a chance.

Interestingly, among college graduates, typically in the upper strata of society, 35 percent said they would like to live in the U.S. This finding is somewhat contrary to the generally accepted belief that people would likely stay in their birth nation if the standard of living improved. Obviously, other factors are involved if upper crust Mexicans still desire to move to the U.S.

In summary, rich or poor, a significant segment of the Mexican population will continue to claw their way to a life north of the border, despite what happens to the economy in Mexico.

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Half of Mexico wants to live here. What percentage of us want to livein Mexico? Less than 1/100th of 1%.

Posted by: LargeBill on August 19, 2005 10:56 AM

I thought half of Mexico already lived here, I guess the other half are the ones to turn out the lights.

Posted by: KurtP on August 19, 2005 07:46 PM

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Posted by: scott on August 24, 2005 01:58 AM

I've plenty of thoughts over the last decade of relocating to Mexico. There are not many anglos like myself who consider this.

We are looked at as highly educated with strong work ethic and are in demand if we can afford the average salary.

Anglos are often treated very well if they show interest and respect for the Mexican culture and may find the competition for many fields of endeavor to much less than in the USA. Here I am a number. Down south I am a person in demand.

My situation is a little different from most anglos however. The family I have known for many years have worked in high government and consequently are in the minority of wealthy Mexicans. I need to get used to the corruption which is a fact of life and bribery is not hidden as it is in the USA.

But considering the healthcare system and more here in the states that sucks the middle class dry by illegals who are almost "criminal" by their actions in taking advantage of our social system paid for by us taxpayers, I'm sure i can get used to this down south Mexican corruption very quickly! Yo puedo.

Posted by: Southside Johnny on August 24, 2005 11:51 AM

I think the US needs to rethink their immigration policy. Mexicans are going to come into the US regardless of whether it is illegal or not. If it is handled correctly this could be beneficial to the economy in the long run. If we set things up to assume that the only people who come are those who are legal, we will set ourselves up for trouble down the road. That is how immigration is handled now.

Posted by: Mark on September 10, 2005 10:32 PM

The only business that is benfiting from illegals is Western Union,sending our American Money to Mexico.How are we The AMERICANS benfiting from them being here.We pay higher taxes as to they pay NOTHING!! They import thier food from Mexico and open thier own stores here(again where is the tax on it being paid?)I dont think it is at the western union where they are sending our American money back to Mexico again.It is UNAMERICAN United States citizens like you Mark that is selling out of just plain giving our country away to them.
If you think that we need to slack our immigration laws use your next vacation to visit New York and ask 2378 victims familys how they feel of your carefree liberal let them all in attitude.

Posted by: sharon on September 11, 2006 01:18 AM

Cheap labor is not cheap at all. When these illegal immigrants age the burdon will be on the U.S. to care for them. We are creating the worst crisis one can imagine. People are fools to believe we need more uneducated workers in this country.

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