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MIGRATION CASE STUDY
Mexicans (LEDC) to the USA (MEDC)
Birth Rate of Mexico is almost
double that of USA.
More than a of Mexicans are
under 15 years old.
Population likely to double in 30
Problems providing everyone in
Mexico with food.
Farmers are already having
difficulty growing crops on land
that they consider to be too poor
There is not enough land to farm
PUSH FACTORS (Issues that make people want to leave Mexico).
Poor Farming El Nino is a weather effect that has brought flooding and droughts to
Mexico making it hard to earn a living from farming encourages people to leave.
Living Conditions Living conditions are poor, 80% of people have no clean water supply.
Housing Poor housing with much overcrowding.
Education About 50% of children in rural areas have left school by the age of 11. Most
are unable to read and write. Only 54% of children reach secondary school.
Employment Only 55% of people are in full time employment in Mexico There are not
Earnings People on average earn about $3,750 per year.
Health Care Poor healthcare in Mexico There are 621 patients to each doctor.
Pull Factors to the USA (What attracts people to the USA)
Better Medical Care
Better way of life Glamour / Hollywood (Chance of Fame!) / Great Scenary / Shopping
/ Food / Washing Machines and other electrical devices that make life better.
Better Infrastructure Power, Transport, Water supply, communications.
Types of Migrant Jobs in the USA
Large numbers of Migrants find Seasonal Work California's Central Valley Large
Agricultural Area Low Paid job.
Others gain employment in Los Angeles Construction Industry, Hotels or Restaurants.
Most jobs obtained are the lesser jobs that Americans do not want to do Dangerous,
Monotonous, Harder, Dirtier, Less-Skilled, Less-Well Paid jobs.
4m high metal fence with searchlights in some parts
5,500 Border Patrol Agents employed
Border is 3,326Km long
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Impacts on USA
Many Mexican Migrants in Los Angeles live in the Ghettos
1-2 Million Mexicans try each year to enter USA Many Illegally USA built elaborate
border controls Fences, Security Patrols Helicopters & Horse Patrols to.
Many see the Mexican Migrants as a drain on the USA's Social Security and Welfare
system affecting the country's economy.…read more