Mexico struggling to stop wave of immigrants
after decades as the main source of illegal immigrants in the United States, Mexico is struggling to stop a rising tide of illegal migration on its own soil, adding immigration agents and expelling record numbers of foreigners. welcome to the club
the wave of migrants from Central America, Ecuador, Brazil and other countries threatened to drive of Mexico's border patrol costs by 30% this year as authorities repatriate an unprecedented 215,000 people ahead of the country's national migration Institute has warned Mexico's Congress. I don't know what they're complaining about, with everybody from Mexico coming over here there is deftly room over there
some of that wave is beginning to reach the US border. In the border patrols Tucson sector, the number of Central Americans crossing the border is up 86% a year ago, with 7958 people detained since October 1, the start of the federal fiscal year.
The numbers show Mexican authorities are bearing the blunt of migrants who otherwise would be trying to cross into Arizona and other states, experts say.
The phenomenon has put Mexico in a particular position. On one hand, it is the United States biggest single source of illegal immigrants. On the other hand, it has the strongest economy in Latin America and increasingly becoming a destination for its poorer neighbors. Hummm, the same reason why Hispanics are coming to the United States
meanwhile, the Bush administration is pressuring Mexico to beef up its border security to help keep terrorists out of North America. do as I say, not as I do and Mexicans themselves are becoming increasingly concerned about their porous of the border because of the rise of the Nara Salvatrucha, Central American gangs that control migrant smuggling routes. The grass is always greener on the other side