Mexican state whines about influx of Mexican workers

posted at 6:52 pm on January 19, 2008 by Bryan

Here’s the story. When I came to this section, I lol’d.

A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora was in Tucson on Tuesday to say Arizona’s new employer sanctions law will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state.

At a news conference, the legislators said Sonora – Arizona’s southern neighbor, made up of mostly small towns – cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools it will face as illegal Mexican workers here return to their hometowns without jobs or money.

Now they know what it’s been like north of the border.

“How can they pass a law like this?” asked Mexican Rep. Leticia Amparano Gamez, who represents Nogales.

“There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona,” she said in Spanish.

Well, that’s the problem, isn’t it. Rep. Gamez earns an epic fail. And so will Mexico if it can’t figure out how to take care of its own citizens without exporting them.

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Maybe on the way back they can take some of this with them.

AZ_Mike on January 20, 2008 at 1:55 PM

AZ_Mike, that is exactly how it is. Where do you live down there, I used to live in SV and have many friends that own land south of town, including some ranchers. Those pictures truly are what it looks like but the enviro-wackos don’t take that into consideration.

Charger73 on January 21, 2008 at 9:06 AM

I just typed out four long paragraphs talking about the things Mexicans need to do about their lousey government. Then I erased the whole thing realizing it’s a waste of internet ether. The Mexicans have already found the best way to deal with their pethetic country. They leave it.

May I suggest though, that you start invading China. That’s where all the jobs are now.

Ernest on January 21, 2008 at 10:24 AM

Is it bad that I laughed?

Capitana on January 21, 2008 at 5:50 PM