Program lets migrants send money earned in U.S. to aid hometowns in Mexico

Oct 10, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Sacramento Bee Newspaper

New hometown associations formed by Mexican migrants in Sacramento are using money earned here to bring paved roads, pure water and electricity to small towns in Mexico.

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jlk

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this is the problem with the usa - we pay migrant workers a salary - they don't pay taxes, medical or schooling for their young ones and they send US dollars to their own country to benafit their country.
Carlton

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jlk wrote:
this is the problem with the usa - we pay migrant workers a salary - they don't pay taxes, medical or schooling for their young ones and they send US dollars to their own country to benafit their country.
This is a prime example of why we need to get rid of the IRS and go to a national sales tax. That way even illegals have to pay if they buy anything in the US.
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well i think its good that they can make money here and support there family over there. there is good ones and bad ones and can not punish all for others. that is rong how alot of ppl think that all is bad and its not true. YES they do pay too go too the hospital and they have too pay fo schoolin as well.... so not until u know that all do nt have to pay juz hush cuz they dooo.....
i totally agree

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cds wrote:
well i think its good that they can make money here and support there family over there. there is good ones and bad ones and can not punish all for others. that is rong how alot of ppl think that all is bad and its not true. YES they do pay too go too the hospital and they have too pay fo schoolin as well.... so not until u know that all do nt have to pay juz hush cuz they dooo.....
I agree good point of view!
cds

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thanks a lot.... Its just aggrevation when ppl talk and have know clue wats goin on.... thanks again for agreein
lexington ky

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Some ppl are just stupid. If you have a job with a company, government, etc. you ARE GOING TO PAY TAXES REGUARDLESS OF WHO YOU ARE,WHERE YOUR FROM! Get it through your head, the government is actually beneifiting from this because they get taxed but dont get theirs back at the end of the year like everyone of the US Citizens. And besides when everyone stops putting the blame on illegal imm.(that by the way has been here for ever) and start focusing on the real people causing all the problems for us (our own government) then nothing will ever change. Also did anyone think of who and what are tax money goes to ? Our government pays for people to stay home , pay NO rent, daycare, bills, medical, or food, and have no obligation to change or find a job. So our wonderful people if the US open ur eyes and realize
Anonymous

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May 4, 2011
 
So, I guess this article indicates that we are not already sending enough money out of the country in the form of jobs and extra-national bank accounts full of American money...taxes are going up, there are too many people out of work who really want a job, any job...the banks are now charging fees to the little guys on their checking accounts after we bailed them out, and they are raising the interest on bank cards too...Charity begins at home; and, more and more Americans are needing it, daily...so, what are the names of the elected officials who are ultimately responsible for th1s program I'd like to know, while I can still vote...just a thought...
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May 4, 2011
 
i totally agree wrote:
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I agree good point of view!
I't not a matter of good people and bad people, luv. It is strictly a matter of finance and keeping American money in America during tough times. This country is leaking money from so many orifices that we can't even locate them all, do we really need to hear that our dollars are are being donated to other countries to support their citizens when we are in such tough times ourselves? I apologize if I sound a bit gruff, I don't mean to; but, the fact of the matter is that we need every penny we have to re-new our infra-structure, and do so many things that are vital to our own childrens' future. Our government is spending more money than it takes in and we are borrowing money against our childrens' future. Charity begins at home...there is just so much money and we are just stretched too thin. We need to start thinking about our children, not someone else's children...when the day some that we are no longer in the red, I'll be the first to suggest foreign aid, ok?
White Guy

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May 16, 2011
 
We are bleeding green folks!

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