If the US opened its border with Mexico?

What percent of Mexico's citizens would leave Mexico?

What about Central and South America?

Why can't Latin Americans create a viable economy for themselves?

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  • Yakuza
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    1 decade ago
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    The economy of Mexico is much more similar to that of its Latin American neighbors than to that of the United States. It would be less disruptive, therefore, for Mexico to open its southern border than it would be for the United States.

    There is a $25,000 gap between the per capita GDP of the United States at $33,900 and that of Mexico at $8,500. Thus, the poorest countries in the world are more closely matched to Mexico's economy than Mexico is to the U.S. economy.

    Even if one compares the disparities in relative rather than absolute terms, it follows that Mexico should be willing to accept immigrants from almost anywhere. If Mexico thinks the United States should allow unlimited immigration from a nation whose per capita GDP is one-fourth as large, they should allow unlimited immigration from similarly situated countries. Guatemala, El Salvador, Indonesia, and China all have per capita GDPs that are proportionally much closer to that of Mexico than Mexico's is to that of the United States.

    It is true that Mexicans will work for lower wages than native-born Americans. That is why rich industrialists support massive immigration. This is not new. Samuel Gompers warned of "corporate employers who desire to employ physical strength at the lowest possible wage and who prefer a rapidly revolving labor supply at low wages to a regular supply of American wage earners at fair wages."

    Of course, Bangladeshis will work for lower wages than Mexicans will, so Mexico should allow them to immigrate to Mexico. If every nation chooses to compete in the global economy with a never-ending spiral of declining wages, then each country should import people who will work for lower wages. Eventually, the labor market will stabilize with Third World wages and Third World working conditions.

    Mexico deports thousands of Central American and other illegal immigrants each year. Recently, five Guatemalans were killed when the bus in which they were being deported overturned. and another 72 people massacred by drug cartels.Mexico has yet to announce that it will quit apprehending and deporting illegal entrants from Central America.

    It is generally true that an improving Mexican economy will decrease some of the pressure to enter the United States. via illegal means.However, the gap, as evidenced by the difference in per capita GDP, is so huge that it will make little difference in the near future. Still, millionaire Mexicans could help on this score, and it doesn't need to look too far..Mexico's former president Fox family ranch is virtually the only employer in San Cristobal. President Fox could start by boosting the wages of the ranch laborers who currently make $8 per day.

  • 1 decade ago

    What percent of Mexico's citizens would leave Mexico?

    About 18% the first two years.

    What about Central and South America?

    They will move to Mexico.

    Why can't Latin Americans create a viable economy for themselves?

    Too much corruption, unstable government and unskilled work force.

  • 1 decade ago

    First of all, opening the borders would be the dumbest thing we could do, and nobody is for open borders.

    Latin America has been struggling for centuries because of their corrupt Governments, that's why!

  • 1 decade ago

    They did, yours, now you need an economy you can live with

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