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Why are people moving from Mexico to the USA?
This is part of the border between Mexico and the USA It is heavily patrolled
Why? <ul><li>Everyday people attempt to move into the USA from Mexico  illegally . </li></ul><ul><li>What are the  push  f...
Life in an average Mexican town Average earnings in Mexico = $3.49/hour Average earning in USA = $6.75/hour 18% of people ...
Around  1,000,000 people  a year are caught by the United States Border Patrol trying to cross the border. Many of these a...
Push factors <ul><li>Five percent of Mexico’s population are undernourished.  </li></ul><ul><li>88% of people in Mexico ha...
Pull factors <ul><li>Only 1% of people in USA live on less than 60p per day </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jonaleros” are Mexican mig...
Problems and benefits? <ul><li>How does Mexico and USA benefit from this migration? </li></ul><ul><li>What disadvantages d...
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  1. 1. Why are people moving from Mexico to the USA?
  2. 2. This is part of the border between Mexico and the USA It is heavily patrolled
  3. 3. Why? <ul><li>Everyday people attempt to move into the USA from Mexico illegally . </li></ul><ul><li>What are the push factors? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the pull factors? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Life in an average Mexican town Average earnings in Mexico = $3.49/hour Average earning in USA = $6.75/hour 18% of people in Mexico live on less than 60p per day
  5. 5. Around 1,000,000 people a year are caught by the United States Border Patrol trying to cross the border. Many of these are repeat offenders. What would make you risk a crossing ? What do you think most American’s think of the ‘illegal aliens’ or ‘pollos’ as they are called ? Why are some people glad to see the illegal immigrants?
  6. 6. Push factors <ul><li>Five percent of Mexico’s population are undernourished. </li></ul><ul><li>88% of people in Mexico have access to safe drinking water. </li></ul><ul><li>The average hourly wage in Mexico is $ 3.49 </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment is rising in Mexico </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pull factors <ul><li>Only 1% of people in USA live on less than 60p per day </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jonaleros” are Mexican migrants who wait on street corners in American cities to be collected for work such as painting, moving furniture, gardening and farming. </li></ul><ul><li>Average hourly wages are $6.75 in California, USA. </li></ul><ul><li>In the USA everybody has access to safe drinking water. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Problems and benefits? <ul><li>How does Mexico and USA benefit from this migration? </li></ul><ul><li>What disadvantages do Mexico and USA experience? </li></ul>
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