Mexico is Key to U.S. Immigration Woes

Mexico is Key to U.S. Immigration Woes

With a flood of Mexican migrants entering the United States, many of them illegally, Americans and Congressional lawmakers are asking why Mexico doesn’t improve conditions for its people so they don’t feel compelled to leave.

Every sundown, the open desert between Mexico and the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona becomes a northbound highway for illegal migrants. So do the hills to the east of San Diego, California and barren parts of Texas along the Rio Grande River. All along the more than 3,500 kilometer border, there are people pouring out of Mexico into the United States seeking better jobs and a new life. And nothing seems to be able to stop them.

Most estimates put the number of illegal migrants in the United States at more than ten million people, the majority coming from Mexico.

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