With Obama visiting Mexico today, I thought it would be topical to share some pretty shocking stats/facts about the country.
GlobalPost has 10 factoids and here are the first 3…
- A recent U.S. government report suggests that â€œTwo large and important states bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse: Pakistan and Mexico.â€
- Mexico has one of the highest kidnapping rates in the world: An average of 70 people are abducted each month.
- More than 1,100 guns found discarded at Mexico shooting scenes or confiscated from cartel gangsters were traced to Texas gun merchants in 2007.
Eventually we’re going to have to do something about Mexico and that porous border of ours. I’ve heard folks say that completely gating it up isn’t an option, but until that gets solved, how can we have a realistic immigration/amnesty policy?
Basically, I just don’t think it’s realistic to think about one without the other, and hopefully Obama gets that.
By the same token, I hope the anti-immigration forces realize that we can’t boot tens of millions out of this country.
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