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International Migration

Mexico to USA

There is a 2000km border between the
USA and Mexico
Over one million Mexicans migrate to
the USA each year
o Most jobs are low paid; GDP per capita is only $13,800
o Only 55% of people are in full time employment
o And…

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And the USA:
o Illegal migration costs the USA millions of dollars for border patrols + prisons
o Mexicans are seen as a drain on the USA economy
o Migrant workers keep wages low which affects Americans
o They cause problems in cities due to cultural and racial issues


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