Mexico to USA migration

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  • Mexico
    • Pull factors
      • better medical facilities : 400 per doctors
      • well paid jobs - GNP: $24,750
      • literacy rate : 99%
      • life expectancy : 76 years
      • low paid jobs available
      • Sueno Americano -American Dream
    • Push factors
      • Poor medical facilities
        • 1800 per doctor
      • low paid jobs
        • GNP $ 3,750
      • literacy rate : 55%
      • life expectancy :72 years
      • 40% unemployment
      • high crime rate
    • Impacts
      • On Mexico
        • shortage of economically active people in the countryside
        • many men migrate leaving women
          • trouble finding partners
        • young people migrate , leaving young and old
        • villages such as Santa Ines have lost 2/3 of its inhabitants
      • On the USA
        • Costs the USA  millions of dollars for border patrols and prisons
        • Drain on the USA economy
        • Migrant workers keep wages low
        • Problems in cities due to cultural and racial issues
        • Mexicans benefit the US economy through working for low wages
        • Enrich the US with food, language and music
        • Incidents of TB has been increasing greatly due to increased migration
    • 2000 km boreder
    • 1 M Mexicans migrate every year
    • Illegal migration is a problem
    • 850,000 were caught in 1995

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