Pew Survey: 34% Of Mexicans Would Move to U.S. If They Had the Opportunity
Mexican President Pena Nieto recently concluded a triumphal visit to California, located in the country formerly known as the U.S.A. but which the visiting Mexican Presidente referred to as “The Other Mexico”. By the way, did anybody in Congress object to that?
Meanwhile, back in Mexico, a Pew Survey reveals that there are many more Mexicans that wouldn’t mind moving to “The Other Mexico”. As reported by Breitbart:
As Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto travels across California and declares America to be “the other Mexico,” a Pew Research survey has found that 60% of Mexicans disapprove of Peña Nieto on the economy. Perhaps as a result, a plurality of Mexicans think that life is better across the border, and a third want to move to America.
In addition, the Pew survey found that “two-thirds are dissatisfied with the way things are going in Mexico today” while “only 30% are satisfied with the country’s direction.” That may be why “a plurality of Mexicans (44%) believe life is better north of the border for those who migrated from Mexico” and “roughly a third (34%) still say they would move to the U.S. if they had the opportunity, including 17% of Mexicans who would do so” illegally. Fewer Mexicans, though, said they had close friends and family in the United States than in years past.
(Tony Lee, Breitbart, Aug. 26, 2014)