How US Policies Fueled Mexico's Great Migration

Jan 9, 2012 Full story: www.thenation.com 10

Roberto Ortega tried to make a living slaughtering pigs in Veracruz, Mexico. “In my town, Las Choapas, after I killed a pig, I would cut it up to sell the meat,” he recalls. But in the late 1990s, after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) opened up Mexican markets to massive pork imports from US companies like Smithfield Foods, Ortega and other small-scale butchers in Mexico were devastated by the drop in prices. “Whatever I could do to make money, I did,” Ortega explains. “But I could never make enough for us to survive.” In 1999 he came to the United States, where he again slaughtered pigs for a living. This time, though, he did it as a worker in the world’s largest pork slaughterhouse, in Tar Heel, North Carolina.

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Cracker

Festus, MO

#1 Jan 9, 2012
As we say: The only good illegal alien is a dead illegal alien .

F_ck Mexico , Obama and Holder did when they sold the cartels all those GUNS . How many people were killed with those guns ?(on both sides of the border)
sniper

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jan 9, 2012
Best way to start a migration home would be to round up and deport all illegals and ancors

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#3 Jan 10, 2012
sniper wrote:
Best way to start a migration home would be to round up and deport all illegals and ancors
We need a carrot & stick.

All illegals should be ordered to register at the nearest FEDERAL FACILITY.

Those who do not register, and are found, should be sentenced to five years of hard labor, no parole, and rthen deportation, no chance of returning.

Those who have completed college, own a house, or a profitable business; and who have paid income taxes, should be allowed to stay.

The others should be adjudged on a case by case basis, but all those staying here and not paying income taxes should be deported, no chance of return.

The number of those who are allowed to stay should be subtracted from the number of allowed immigration candidates from their respective nations.

Employees hiring illegals should be subject to a $10,000./day fine, 50% going to whoever turns them in. A bounty hunt on illegal employers would end illegal hiring.
pinchejuan

Georgetown, TX

#4 Jan 11, 2012
Mr Bill, you're making way too much since for the evil Crackers and Snipers, who seem to have the moral compasses of a bunch of Islamic extremists and the ethics of a Gingrichian character. The problem comes in your last paragraph. The employers in question are fully participating in the unlimited bribery of legislators legitimized by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. To punish the employers, the politician would have to limit his or her income. The ethics of the political class were best illustrated when Gov Goodhair Perry began accepting $92,000.00 a year in retirement as a state employee to supplement his $150,000.00 gubernatorial salary while simultaneously calling others, like Obama, Socialists. In other words, no honor, no honesty, no ethics.
leo

Toronto, Canada

#5 Apr 22, 2012
it is amaizing the amount of crazy people that makes these coments like if human life was nothing
hey

United States

#6 Apr 22, 2012
You can't blame US just because Mexicans are sub humans.
Martin

Everett, WA

#7 Apr 22, 2012
Cracker wrote:
As we say: The only good illegal alien is a dead illegal alien .
F_ck Mexico , Obama and Holder did when they sold the cartels all those GUNS . How many people were killed with those guns ?(on both sides of the border)
The only dead ones, are going to be the ignorant people like you.
The cartels are here, and you too, could become a casualty.
Martin

Everett, WA

#8 Apr 22, 2012
The only dead ones, are going to be ignorant people like Yourself.
The cartels are here, and not even you are going to be safe.
The illegal aliens are here not because they want to be here, but because of the corruption in their own Country.
If they could make a decent living in Mexico, you wouldn't have anyone to pick the vegetables you eat, or you would pay $10.00 per pound of tomatoes.
Then you would still be bitching about not having enough workers to put food on your table.
KKK Klansman

United States

#9 Apr 23, 2012
Cracker wrote:
As we say: The only good illegal alien is a dead illegal alien .

F_ck Mexico , Obama and Holder did when they sold the cartels all those GUNS . How many people were killed with those guns ?(on both sides of the border)
rot in hell stupid hick
Kracka Killa

United States

#10 Apr 23, 2012
hey wrote:
You can't blame US just because Mexicans are sub humans.
STFU stupid inbred hick. Go gargle yo daddy's nutsack like a good cracka

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