Monday, May 22, 2006

"Mexico Works to Bar Non-Natives From Jobs"

Drudge linked to an interesting AP story on Mexican immigration policies:

"...Even as Mexico presses the United States to grant unrestricted citizenship to millions of undocumented Mexican migrants, its officials at times calling U.S. policies "xenophobic," Mexico places daunting limitations on anyone born outside its territory.

In the United States, only two posts — the presidency and vice presidency — are reserved for the native born.

In Mexico, non-natives are banned from those and thousands of other jobs, even if they are legal, naturalized citizens..."

Mexico is a mess from the economy on down. And, yes, their immigration policies are hypocritical.

But the blunt fact remains that it’s the wage differential that continues to magnetize Mexicans to the U.S. economy.

Until that problem is solved, nothing will be solved.