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In Response to Re: Re: Re: Impeachment Time? by WernerS2
Most óf the illegal immigrants are campesinos, which translates "peasants". It is not a demeaning term in Mexico, it means "country people", "people who live in the campo (country)". Americans have never liked the word "peasants", but the translation is not offensive in Spanish. I imagine that sadsally was quoting me.
They are from the poorer areas óf Mexico, south and west óf Mexico City, the states óf Michoacán, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. They have left because there is no work for them, because the countryside is overpopulated, and there is a huge drug war raging in Michoacan.
Mexico has never been able to assure a prosperous future for the campesinos. They did not come here in the past because there were no roads, affordable transportation and they were unaware óf jobs across the border. Mexico has built roads in the inaccessible parts óf the outback, and there is bus service everywhere. Also, the word is out (over TV and radio) that there are opportunities in the US.