Posted by Wild Goose on August 27, 2004 at 13:49:22:
In Reply to: Re: Deportation posted by Agreeing on August 27, 2004 at 12:50:50:
Most Mexicans are descendents of the original inhabitants of central and north america so they've as much right (if not more) to be in the US as the Europeans who've been coming over for the last 500 years.
Also, if you sent everyone back to Mexico tomorrow morning who would mow the lawns, mind the kids, clean the aprtments? Are you telling me that american citizens would be lining up for these jobs?
I live in a Mexican neighborhood in Atlanta and they're the hardest working people I've ever seen. They keep their heads down and get on with it...
I agree with the person above who said that the solution is to create better living conditions in the countries where these people are coming from. It may not be the wealthier countries responsibility to do this but it would stem the flow of imigration.
Look at Ireland - massive imigration up until the 90s when US/European investment helped to boost the economy...
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