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1. What laws exist to protect them?

Since Mexico is currently the third country with most immigrants flowing into the
US there are laws that protect their safety both in the US and Mexico.
2. Does your community have migrants?
Yes, the nahuas are the biggest Mexican indigenous population in the US

3. How are they treated in the US?


They are mostly treated like normal immigrants however signs of racism and
discrimination are present

4. What are the main reasons they move to the US?


Most of the migrants move to USA to find more opportunities of jobs.

5. What are the dangers they face when being smuggled to the US?
When they try to get to the USA they pass thought a lot for example
many migrants die on the river or dehydration on the desserts also
some of them die because they enter some trucks with very little
space and they die because there is no oxygen.

6. Do they return to Mexico in one point in their life?


The migrants dont come back to Mxico because when they go to USA
they gain a job and sometimes they make a family and they will not
risk crossing the border illegally when they already have what they
want

7. What is the typical life they have?


Life on the USA as migrant is very hard if you dont know how to speak
English 85 percent of migrants think that. Most of the emigrants have
family in their birth country and usually call them by phone. Also
migrants are discriminated.

8. What job opportunities do they have?


House or real state builders, farmers, household or domestic workers,
and house keeping in hotels (Service occupations, production,
transportation and construction)

9. What are their typical wages?


House keeping salary is of $7 an hour

10.How do they handle family life?


All immigrants feel is necessary to learn English as soon as they arrive
in order to get a job. Most of the times they stay in touch with their
families back home. But the majority doesnt plan to go back and are
glad they made the choice. They dont regret this and dont think their
children will go back either.
11.What laws are being implemented in the US regarding migrant
workers? Do these laws protect or abolish their rights?
Laws support the legal migrants and treat them as equal citizens. The
illegal migrants are no treated equally but are not sent back. This is
way they usually work as service providers, it doesnt required papers.

12. Which states are in favor and which are against migrant workers?
Cite the reasons for their point of view
All of the states except Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and North
Dakota

13. How do they change once they live in the US? How are their
traditions affected?
They are affected because everything changes for them. They wont be
able to celebrate their traditions normally.

14. What education does the government offer them and how do
schools treat them?
They offer them education but they must work to pay. Schools
sometimes dont accept them

15. Do they belong to any gangs? How do they manage to defend


themselves from other groups that discriminate them?
They mostly ignore but if it has gone far enough they will revolt and
defend themselves

http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/high-school/top-10-mythsabout-immigration
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/datahub/charts/immigrant-population-over-time
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/what-immigrants-sayabout-life-united-states
http://myimmigrationstory.com/