Today's lesson in Mexo-scamology comes from Juarez residents "relocating" to safer El Paso with clever gimmicks. Of course the American border city won't keep its low number of murders for long with so many Mexican moochers filling up the place with their culture of crime. There goes the neighborhood!
Drug war: Laser, investors' visas allow many to live, work in El Paso, El Paso Times, February 28, 2010Note the informative statistics showing the degree of social breakdown that can result when violent crime runs amok...
They are not your typical undocumented immigrants.
Thousands of middle-class Mexican citizens, under the guise of being commuters or visitors, may be manipulating the U.S. immigration system to escape the violence of Juarez.
More than 4,600 murders occurred in Juarez in 2008 and 2009, and the fallout is apparent in the city's decay. More than 110,000 houses have been abandoned, 75,000 people have lost their jobs and more than 10,000 businesses have closed.America's stock is up in Mexico, despite the tanking economy. A Pew poll from last fall of Mexicans found that "Close to six-in-ten (57%) say that people who move from Mexico enjoy a better life in the U.S., up from 51% in 2007."
Now a white-collar segment of Juarez's population may be streaming to El Paso by misusing tourist visas, then renting houses or apartments or even opening businesses.
Living in the United States may be illegal for these immigrants who flee the epicenter of Mexico's drug war by moving right across the border to one of the safest cities in the country.
El Paso had 12 murders last year compared to 2,643 in Juarez. New York City, with eight times the population of Juarez, had 466 homicides in 2009.
So declining America looks good from the crime-hole of the hemisphere. Isn't that heartwarming?