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¡Ask a Mexican! Assistance to Mexico, Central America would reduce immigration

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GUSTAVO ARELLANO 

¡Ask a Mexican!

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 11:11 pm, Mon Jun 30, 2014.

Dear Mexican: The tragedy currently playing out on the U.S. southern border has reminded me to once again ask my three-years-ago-posed and perhaps-more-relevant-than-ever question (slightly tweaked): If the U.S. had sponsored and funded infrastructural, educational, social and economic development in Mexico and Central America during the 1950s to the 1980s in the way the more prosperous countries of Europe helped the less prosperous nations of their region to prepare them for membership in the future European Union, would not Mexico and Central America today be considerably more prosperous, healthy and sustainable, and better and safer places to live than they are, with less immigration into the U.S. and immigration therefore a much less contentious issue? Could this be a topic deserving of book-length treatment?

Esperando sin Esperanza

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1 comment:

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:01 am on Tue, Jul 1, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1688

    New Mexicans have always had to work to make sure people knew that New Mexico was a culturally unique place, not just some small offshoot of Mexico. But now Santa Fe's local newspaper is importing a column about what it's like to be a Mexican in SoCal, as if that's somehow relevant to the New Mexican experience. I still don't get it.

    My best guess it that the New Mexican is running this column to acclimatise Hispanic New Mexicans to the Anglo PC belief that New Mexican Nortenos should feel some sort of solidarity with illegal immigrants because some of those illegals are also Hispanic. Seems a bit racist to me.

     

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