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In geography, we have been learning about
migration. Migration is movement from one place to
another.
There are several different meanings for migration:
Immigration
the movement of non-native people into a country in order to settle
there
the part of a port, airport, etc. where government employees examine
the passports, visas, etc. of foreign nationals entering the country
Internal
Movement from 1 place to another
International
Pull factors
Push factors
Emigration (exit)
Rural to urban…read more

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MEXICO TO THE USA
THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM…read more

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Mexico to the U.S.A.
Each year, around 900,000 to one million
people try to get into the U.S.A from Mexico
illegally. Some people to the extreme to get a
better lifestyle and education such as, dressing
up as a chair in a mini bus, travelling through the
open desert for up to two days and travelling
through a high speed canal. Mexicans do this
because they are suffering from poverty and are
desperate to break free. Its frustrating for them
knowing that across a big fence there is a better
life waiting for them. They also feel
claustrophobic. Out of all the Mexicans that
attempt to cross the border 850000 are caught
and deported back to Mexico.…read more

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PUSH AND PULL FACTORS...
· Push Factors
· Poor medical facilities - 1800 per doctor
· Low paid jobs - (GNP = $3750)
· Adult literacy rates 55% - poor education prospects
· Life expectancy 72 yrs
· 40% Unemployed
· Pull Factors
· Excellent medical facilities - 400 per doctor
· Well paid jobs - GNP = $24,750)
· Adult literacy rates 99% - good education
prospects
· Life expectancy 76 yrs
· Many jobs available for low paid workers such as
Mexicans…read more

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WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS ON THE USA
· What are the impacts on the USA
· Illegal migration costs the USA millions of
dollars for border patrols and prisons
· Mexicans are seen as a drain on the USA
economy
· Migrant workers keep wages low which affects
Americans
· They cause problems in cities due cultural and
racial issues
· Mexican migrants benefit the US economy by
working for low wages
· Mexican culture has enriched the US border
states with food, language and music
· The incidents of TB has been increasing greatly
due to the increased migration…read more

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