Open the Mexican borders, close the Mexican borders?
September 18, 2002
The border between the United States and Mexico represents the greatest division between the standards of living in neighboring countries. They have a more intensively patrolled and policed border than possibly any other two friendly countries have. Somewhere around 350,000 Mexican immigrants are estimated to enter the U.S. most are illegal. Hundreds of Mexicans are dying every year getting into the United States. [History channel.com]
From the research that I was able, or had time to do; One thing is clear to me. I think the U.S. is sending mixed messages, to say the least as far as immigration is concerned. First message "Don't come." You will be stopped at the border. Second message "if you manage to get across, we have laboring jobs for you in fields and factories."
As the depth of this paper allows I will cover just a few of the myths associated with immigration. Some of the benefits of immigration will also be covered and more specifically immigrants and immigration from Mexico.
First a few of the Myths associated with immigration. ("Myths" if you look up the meaning, as I did you should find the following: A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal.)[Dictionary.com]Open immigration costs Americans their jobs. False when employees cannot find enough people to work businesses close and look beyond American soil for workers. Immigration could be controlled by imposing stricter laws. False all that does is make it more perilous for people to cross the borders. Immigrants only come to America to get the welfare benefits. False if all an immigrant wanted was and mind you there is no guarantee, was a handout later on, would they risk making in some cases such a dangerous journey in thefirst place, (incarcer…