International Migration Case Study: Mexico to the USA

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What % of Mexicans earn less that $5 a day?
33%
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How many people per doctor are there in Mexico?
1800
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American GDP per capita is 5x its Mexican equivalent. What is it?
$53 000
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What are the positive consequences of this migration for Mexico?
$22bn recieved in remittances; cultural diversification
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What are the negative consequences of this migration for Mexico?
food production falls; urbanisation by the border causes crime; gender imbalance
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What are the positive consequences of this migration for the USA?
combats ageing population; businesses make more money with lower wages
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What are the negative consequences of this migration for the USA?
remittances take money out of the economy; illegal immigrants don't pay tax; wage depression; social tensions
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Name and describe one place where Mexico is trying to create more jobs to stop people from emmigrating:
El Alberto Eco Park offers and 'illegal immigrant experience.' 7years ago 90% of El Alberto's population had left, now there are 3000 people living there.
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How is the US managing this migration?
by spending $18bn a year on border security at the Mexico border, 350 miles of fence on 2000 mile border.
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