Mexico to USA migration

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The Situation

·         There is a 2000km border between USA and Mexico

·         1 million+ Mexicans migrate to the USA every year.

·         Illegal migration is a huge problem for USA and Mexico

·         US Border Patrol guard the border + try to prevent illegal immigrants

·         850,000 were caught in 1995 and were deported

PUSH Factors

·         Poor medical facilities - 1800 patients per doctor.

·         Low paid jobs - (GNP = $3750)

·         Adult literacy rates 55% - poor education prospects

·         Life expectancy - 72 yrs




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