There are still millions of undocumented people from
However, this aspect is not very pretty.
In the last couple of years, Mexican President Felipe Calderon has led a war on drugs there that has been hard fought. Last year, more than 6,000 deaths occurred as the government cracked down on drug war lords, according to the Associated Press.
These deaths have occurred not only because of law enforcement personnel there, but also because the war lords have been fighting among themselves for the best routes to smuggle their drugs, according to the AP.
While this would seem to be a Mexican problem, the
There is no denying it: the
Our country remains in a deep recession, but people remain willing to buy drugs. If anybody can explain the logic of that to me, I would be happy to listen. Maybe it is a testimony about how strong the addiction to drugs can be.
The drug war there is impacting
The upside of spring break is that it gives a lot of hard working students a chance to blow off some steam. The downside is that they often do that with alcohol and drugs, and doing that could make them quite vulnerable to the danger going on there.
My advice is that it may be a good year for students to do their spring breaking here in
However, this might not be entirely the case. While I still believe money is the primary reason people sneak into
And because of this, I can certainly understand how a Mexican would not like to go back home. Violence and poverty would motivate anybody to flee where they live.
While I have compassion for folks in this situation, my comments should not be interpreted as a call to grant amnesty to those here illegally. Having a secure United States/Mexico border still remains a big priority when it comes to our homeland security.
Still, the stories of violence in
If the civil war there is anything like the one