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Illegal Migration to the US

      Emilio Zertuche of Mexico draws attention to the remarkable similarity in the pattern of illegal immigration of Mexicans to the US and that of Moroccans to Spain. There are other similar cases: people from Eastern Europe to Western Europe, Bolivians to Argentina, etc. We feel sorry for the desperate immigrants and for the locals who fear that their own jobs and wages may suffer, but it is hard to sympathize with the unscrupulous employers who hire the illegal immigrants: Emilio says:
      Moroccans drown while crossing the sea to enter Spain illegally. Mexicans either drown while crossing the Rio Grande or are shot down by Arizonian farmers while attempting to enter the US, also illegally, to help lower the US labor cropping cost and to get much needed green money back into their homes.

Ronald Hilton - 5/4/00