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(Why) Must the United States of America aquisition all of Mexico?

  1. andrew savage profile image60
    andrew savageposted 5 years ago

    (Why) Must the United States of America aquisition all of Mexico?

    In the long run, would it be better to manage a border between the United States of America and the United States of Mexico, or would it be easier to aquisition the territories of Mexico into the USA?

  2. Askme profile image78
    Askmeposted 5 years ago

    wow no easy answer to this question.  I have lived in CA all my life and seen the changes from the hordes of undocumented people coming into the state. The schools in Los Angeles are crowded and overflowing with non-English speaking children. The schools accommodate the Spanish speaking kids to the detriment of the ones legally here. So much time is taken up with the children of illegal immigrants  (yes that is the legal term for anyone who enters the country illegally according to the penal code).

    I am thinking if possible acquisition the territories of Mexico into the USA but would work but #1 would the Mexican government allow that and #2 would that just cause the border to be pushed further out and we still have the problem?

    1. Dr Billy Kidd profile image92
      Dr Billy Kiddposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When I'm in Calif., I think the border will become irrelevant as the population in the West becomes dominated by Mexicans. Demography, the U.S. is just 30 or so years away from having a president of Mexican-American heritage.

  3. Wayne Brown profile image82
    Wayne Brownposted 5 years ago

    Our issues with Mexico will not change much until there is a reasonable level of economic balance achieved between the two countries in terms of the quality of life of their people....much like we see with Canada and the USA.  At the same time, we have to get a handle on the drug trade which is flowing not only from Mexico but many points in South America.  This is feeding the criminal aspect of our incidents on the border.  One only has to drive along Interstate 10 and look from the right to the left as you go westbound.  On the left, one can see across the river into Mexico and the poverty differential is readily apparent.  The further these people are from population centers, the poorer and more desperate they get.  Mexico does not have an economy which will support the welfare of the rural population.  Tie that problem to educational issues and government corruption then sprinkle a bit of illegal drug trafficking on top and one has the makings of a real problem.  If America acquisition Mexico, it would be at the expense of our current citizens.  Economies, like water, find their on level thus when we dilute what can be a thriving economy with a rather poor one significantly increasing the population levels, to sustain "mediocrity" would be the best that we could hope for as a nation.  Just as a large corporation might aborb a failing one riffed with debt, the price will be paid and the employees will feel it the most.  ~WB

    1. Dr Billy Kidd profile image92
      Dr Billy Kiddposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I understand what you're saying, Wayne. And I see little change until the war on drugs is over. That'll take 25 years for the U.S. just to give up and strart legaliziing things--and risking the chance of mediocracy via dope heads. It worked in Spain.

  4. IDONO profile image82
    IDONOposted 5 years ago

    Yes. It will give us some place to put Israel and good middle east people after they blow the hell out of each other. And that would be good for us because who has more experience in protecting borders than Israel?