August 18, 2005

Migration By Design
Bush Still Doesn't Get It

"Instead of tapping into its massive oil reserves, Mexico has become increasingly dependent on money its citizens send home from the United States."
Lou Dobbs Tonight - August 17
Dobbs: I don't know of another example* where nearly half of the people of a country are willing, willing, their eager to leave their home of birth to migrate. It's extraordinary.
Casey Wian: It really is and it doesn't bode well for Mexico's future because overwhelmingly the people who want to leave Mexico tend to be younger...Vicente Fox ran as a reformer and it's clear he hasn't made much progress.
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Also see segments on Herndon and Pot Bust
* - You cannot give me a similar example of such a large migratory wave by an ant-like multitude, stubborn, unarmed, and carried on in the face of the most powerful and best-armed nation on earth."
Mexico Recovers Its Own

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