Mexicans in America

Mexicans have become a big part of America, illegal Mexicans. There have been so many headlines in the lime light with mixed information that’s left a lot of Americans with a bad taste in their mouth.

America’s national security is even more vulnerable now with increased threats from abroad and the U.S./Mexico border is an open portal for destruction. It seems foolish to say that the U.S. can’t do anything about people crossing the border illegally. Could Uncle Sam be hiding something?

Mexicans have been crossing over into the U.S. and working illegally even before the “Great Depression” in the 1930’s. The U.S. government has had ample time to resolve a lot of the issues that Americans face today. There’s a lot of misconceptions about the illegal Mexicans living in the country, but who is really at fault?

Mexico is an extremely poor country with few jobs and it’s no wonder Mexicans come to America in search of work. Mexicans contribute so much to the economy, even though they send money back to families abroad. Mexicans live in America which means they still shop with American retailers. Mexicans have by far earned a right to be in the U.S. and yet they are systematically denied like clock work.

Mexicans do jobs that Americans don’t want to do. Most are migrant workers making less than minimum wage, the farmers they work for often exploit them. It’s not uncommon to see an old mobile home on a farm housing 20-30 Mexicans and the farmer usually charges anywhere from $25-$50 per person. Most Mexicans work for wages Americans wouldn’t work for, the government is fully aware.

Mexicans are forced to use false documentation such as fake social securtiy numbers, green cards or driving licenses because they can’t be legally obtained. Since the IRS began the issuance of ITIN’s (Individual Tax Identification Numbers) some states will except the number along with proof of residency and a birth certificate to obtain a drivers license.

Before the issuance of ITIN’s, many illegals were forced to claim numerous dependants throughout the year to decrease the amount of taxes deducted from their paychecks. One very common misconception is that Mexicans rely on government programs and live on welfare. Applicants submit documents that are verified to recieve government assistance. Mexicans simply don’t have those types of documents and therefore can’t abuse the system.

Americans and Mexicans are both suffering in the midst of it all. At the same time that many Mexicans are exploited, abused and cheated in the U.S. there are others in a different boat. The lack of security at the border lets in the good and the bad. Mexicans are even on the FBI’s top ten most wanted list. How easy is it to catch someone who has no record of existance in a country?

Illegal Mexicans pay taxes in communities just like Americans, some own businesses and yet they literally have no rights.No matter what personal feeling people seem to have about the illegals, all angles of the equation agree on one thing; tighter security at the border, implementing rights for illegals residing in the U.S. and a form of documentation for illegals.

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