10 Percent Of Mexico’s Population Is In The US?
This does not strike me as healthy for the United States.
“Roughly 10 percent of Mexico’s population of about 107 million is now living in the United States, estimates show. About 15 percent of Mexico’s labor force is working in the United States. One in every 7 Mexican workers migrates to the United States.”
From our perspective, we want immigrants to this country who want to assimilate and become Americans. When you have that many people coming from any one country, especially one so close to our own borders, where they speak another language, it’s going to greatly hinder assimilation.
Then there’s the attitude of the Mexican government which is, in diplomat speak, “not helpful.” It’s bad enough that they openly encourage their citizens to cross into our country illegally and loudly protest any and all measures that we take to secure our borders, but they’ve even gone so far as to admit that they want these large numbers of Mexican nationals in the US to, “influence the foreign policy of the United States towards Mexico.”
As if that weren’t enough, in a 2002 Zogby poll, it was revealed that 58% of Mexicans believe that the “U.S. Southwest rightfully belonged to Mexico.” Put that together with the 10% of Mexico’s population figure and that means we probably have more than 6 million people in this country who believe that America has stolen land that rightfully belongs to them. Does that not strike people as something that may be more than a little bit dangerous for this country in the long term?
When it comes to immigration, the most important thing to consider is always, “What’s best for the American public?” Clearly, having so many illegal immgrants coming into this country from Mexico is not in the long-term interests of the United States.