Mexican Immigration Case Study

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1. Who is more likely to go from Mexico to the U.S to work – rural or urban citizens? Why?
Rural citizens are more likely to go from Mexico to the United States to work because they are poor, and lack labor opportunities. Additionally, these citizens go to the United States in hopes of earning more money to provide a better life for their families.

2. How has NAFTA affected Mexican farmers?
NAFTA has affected Mexican farmers in a negative way, causing a lot of farms and agriculture to be shut down. Further, NAFTA has caused agriculture from the United States to be cheaper, which means that there is no benefit in farming from Mexico. Moreover, NAFTA did benefit the avocado industry. NAFTA has made it harder for Mexican farmers to compete with the U.S.

3. What do the Mexican citizens interviewed in the film say about their government?
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Since government does not support citizens, some of them have to migrate to the U.S to make more money due to debt piling up. Additionally, the citizens say that the government do not support farms, nor does the government tell citizens about funding available for certain programs and businesses. The citizens even say that the government takes advantage of those who are uneducated, and that they depend on the U.S rather than their own government.

4. What are the two top sources of money coming into Mexico? What is the third?
Two top sources of money coming into Mexico is oil export, and tourism. The third top source of money coming into Mexico is money being sent back to families. Some men cross the border to the U.S to make some extra cash in order to help their families back home live a better life.

5. How does emigration to the U.S. affect Mexican
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