Sunday, July 6, 2008

Refugees from violence

The unrest on the other side of the border is pushing people across the Rio Grande besides drywallers and motel maids. The upper-middle class of Mexico has been trying to move across to safer lands in the U.S.
Pressured by violence and insecurity, a new wave of Mexican professionals is quietly making its way across the border to the United States in search of a better life. Reflecting a variety of career goals as well as personal aspirations, the new immigrant wave illustrates how the deteriorating public safety situation in cities like Ciudad Juarez is fueling capital flight and brain drain.

Read the whole story here. The chaos surrounding the 1910–1920 revolution, or, more properly, civil war, in Mexico fored to the north most of the ancestors of present-day Texas Chicanos. The border did not cross them; they crossed the border.

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