Why do millions risk their lives to cross the border?

Full story: ETaiwanNews.com

Many have decided to illegally cross into the U.S. in hopes of finding work and sending money to their families back home Abraham Ku Pootes with a child in his arms sets off a string of meetings that may one day change the quality of life for the residents of rural Emiliano Zapata, Mexico.
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Drunk Drivers Kill Kids

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They do it because they can't make it in their own country. America gets stuck with the criminals, the lazy and stupid, the psychopaths.
Blame Mexico

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Because Mexico send them.
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Stay HOME demand help from your government not ours . American is NOT the welfare country to the world.
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Drunk Drivers Kill Kids wrote:
They do it because they can't make it in their own country. America gets stuck with the criminals, the lazy and stupid, the psychopaths.
Absolutely and we're expected to bend over backwards to house, feed, educate them as well as cover all medical expenses because they received NONE from Mexico. Mexico has Free National Healthcare. I suggest they start giving it to their people!
Drunk Drivers Kill Kids

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A better question is why does our govt allow this invasion?? As usual, the answer is bribery. All our legislators and judges get money from the businesses that make a fortune off the cheap labor.

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A better question is why does our govt allow this invasion?? As usual, the answer is bribery. All our legislators and judges get money from the businesses that make a fortune off the cheap labor.
i agree with you...if united states can fight 2 wars and have military bases all over the world...how come they can't take care of a border no matter how long it is?
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Our Government could not care less about us.
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Many Mexicans come from rural areas, living in shacks with no electricity, running water or even sewers. Crossing that border is like coming into paradise! Does that answer your dumb question?
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Mexican wrote:
Many Mexicans come from rural areas, living in shacks with no electricity, running water or even sewers. Crossing that border is like coming into paradise! Does that answer your dumb question?
Paradise is not free for the taking. We work and put money in the bank in the form of taxes. You little monkeys run over here and rob us. Then you call us racist when we protest. Get the F. out and Shut the F. up.
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Mexican wrote:
Many Mexicans come from rural areas, living in shacks with no electricity, running water or even sewers. Crossing that border is like coming into paradise! Does that answer your dumb question?
The Mexicans in Los Angeles form groups that raise money to bulid schools and pave the streets in their "home" towns. The Mexican central bank is complaining that their citizens only sent $25 billion in "remittances" in 2008 (down from $27 billion in 2007) because of the recession.
With four million new houses vacant and thousands of US factories closed, moved to China, the US does not need any more immigrant labor.
We are asking the Central American governments to transport their citizens home safely:
http://www.resistnet.com/profiles/blogs/anoth...
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Bonnie wrote:
<quoted text>Paradise is not free for the taking. We work and put money in the bank in the form of taxes. You little monkeys run over here and rob us. Then you call us racist when we protest. Get the F. out and Shut the F. up.
Screw you! Paradise IS free for the taking, and we have proven it! We are not going anywhere!!
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<quoted text> Screw you! Paradise IS free for the taking, and we have proven it! We are not going anywhere!!
you mean like your army than ran in the war with the us.?
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Mexican wrote:
<quoted text> Screw you! Paradise IS free for the taking, and we have proven it! We are not going anywhere!!
I'm sure you'd like to but it won't ever happen.. No it's not free for the taking. A trip home or to prison is probably in your future..
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They sneak in to achieve their American dream....to live off the taxpayers, while they beat their wives and kids senseless when they are in a drunken stupor from their excessive beer consumption. FYI: It is ture...they work harder than any other group...at working our entitlement system, that is. :(
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should have been: true....
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Mexican wrote:
<quoted text> Screw you! Paradise IS free for the taking, and we have proven it! We are not going anywhere!!
Mexican, here's the thing, Democrats are running scared, and surprise, surprise, I imagine, they will be very eager to convince the voters in their states that they are willing to get off their high horses and actually pay attention to the demands of an angry citizenry, you know, We the People. Guess what, we won't allow illegals to get an amnesty, and we may finally convince our politicians to end birthright citizenship as well...then what amigo? Your arrogance will be your un-doing.
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Mexican wrote:
<quoted text> Screw you! Paradise IS free for the taking, and we have proven it! We are not going anywhere!!
Once again a misunderstanding of what "free country" means. Ya see everything here is not free. A citizen enjoys certain freedoms. These freedoms do not exist in the same manner in all countries.

You are describing a paradise for miscriants and assorted conmen who come to the U S and exploit loop holes in our social service systems.

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Mexican wrote:
Many Mexicans come from rural areas, living in shacks with no electricity, running water or even sewers. Crossing that border is like coming into paradise! Does that answer your dumb question?
Ah, the proverbial sob story. These yarns are spun to invoke guilt.

On one hand the United States is a paradise. But, according to some groups the U S stole all of its SW territories from Mexico.

So which is it?

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Drunk Drivers Kill Kids wrote:
A better question is why does our govt allow this invasion?? As usual, the answer is bribery. All our legislators and judges get money from the businesses that make a fortune off the cheap labor.
CHEAP LABOR is absolutely the correct reason for the border immigration problem in the USA and why corporations rarely get prosecuted with existing laws NAFTA also is not about FREE TRADE.

I am probably a little older than many of you 50 years ago illegal aliens from Mexico crossed the border easily for the low paying seasonal jobs that Americans did not wish to do like picking crops and then return to Mexico and their families after 3 or 4 months. The problem today is Americans still don't want to do the jobs and they can not get back to Mexico so they stay burdening, hospitals etc.

We don't need to put up a fence what we need to do is to provide temporary work permits and let them return home when it expires. A few months of these low wages allows them and their families to live comfortably for the rest of their year. There are any number of jobs in the USA that the citizens in this country are unwilling to do.

Before everyone gets so worked up about the job issue A grower in San Fernando valley a few years ago due to the tightening border restrictions could not get enough people to pick his crops. He ran an ad in the paper for three months offering two dollars an hour more to any American willing to help bring in the produce. Exactly 7 applied and NONE lasted more than a day he lost half his crop.
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WiseA wrote:
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CHEAP LABOR is absolutely the correct reason for the border immigration problem in the USA and why corporations rarely get prosecuted with existing laws NAFTA also is not about FREE TRADE.
I am probably a little older than many of you 50 years ago illegal aliens from Mexico crossed the border easily for the low paying seasonal jobs that Americans did not wish to do like picking crops and then return to Mexico and their families after 3 or 4 months. The problem today is Americans still don't want to do the jobs and they can not get back to Mexico so they stay burdening, hospitals etc.
We don't need to put up a fence what we need to do is to provide temporary work permits and let them return home when it expires. A few months of these low wages allows them and their families to live comfortably for the rest of their year. There are any number of jobs in the USA that the citizens in this country are unwilling to do.
Before everyone gets so worked up about the job issue A grower in San Fernando valley a few years ago due to the tightening border restrictions could not get enough people to pick his crops. He ran an ad in the paper for three months offering two dollars an hour more to any American willing to help bring in the produce. Exactly 7 applied and NONE lasted more than a day he lost half his crop.
Cite verifiable sources. One grower in the San Fern. valley?? Only one was having trouble?

How many years ago? This claim sounds like a LOAD.

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