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Case study of international migration occuring between Mexico's and America's border.

International Migration
Mexicans into the U.S.A

Name: Simon Bock
Due date:19.11.2012
Grade: 11
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In the following essay I will discuss, if migration across a country’s borders have greater negative impacts at their origin than their destination. For people who are new to this topic it is important to understand what migration is. Oxforddictionaries.com, defines migration as “the movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions”. This movement can be permanent or constant. This migration can take place within a country, internal, or from one country to another, international. Migrations, is influenced by so called push factors and pull factors. A push factor, might be a problem, occurring at someone’s current location which wants to make the person move. A pull factor is simply a reason that attracts people. So they are pulled away from their location. The history of migration of Mexicans into the USA reaches back to the days of discovery of the new continent. Up to a certain point it was accepted by American citizens that Mexicans migrated to the USA but when it wasn’t possible for the American government to cope for all the migrants anymore, the government closed its borders for legal migration. Since then the illegal migration of Mexicans across the American border started.

When people migrate to the USA form Mexico, there are several negative impacts on the people living in the country of origin, Mexico. First of all people are leaving their families behind even if they could need the family member for a reason. If that family member doesn’t succeed in crossing the border, his dependant family, will most likely fall apart. The reason for the failure of crossing the border is most...
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