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1

Describe the medical facilities in Mexico

Poor, undeveloped

2

What is Mexico's GNP?

$3750

3

What is Mexico's adult literacy rate?

55%

4

What is Mexico's unemployment rate?

40%

5

What is Mexico's life expectancy?

72

6

How many people per doctor are there in USA?

400

7

What is USA GNP?

$24,750

8

Describe USA medical facilities

Excellent, developed, high quality

9

What type of jobs are there in Mexico?

Low pay

10

What type of jobs are there in USA?

High pay

11

What is USA adult literacy rate?

99%

12

What type of jobs are available to Mexicans in USA?

Low paid, unskilled, cash in hand jobs

13

What is USA life expectancy?

76 years

14

What impact does illegal immigration cause for USA?

It costs the USA millions of dollars for border patrol and prisons

15

Why are Mexicans seen as a drag on USA economy?

Their cash in hand jobs mean they don't have to pay taxes but they still get paid which means the minimum wage for USA is lower so the taxes can be paid

16

What problems do Mexicans cause in cities?

Racial and cultural issues

17

Name a disease that has increased in USA since Mexican migration

TB

18

What have Mexicans brought to the U.S. Border states?

An enriched culture with food, language and music

19

What has happened to the economically active people in Mexico?

Their countryside has a shortage of economically active people as they have all gone to USA to pay for their families

20

What is the impact of migration on women in Mexico?

Many women have trouble finding partners as most of the men have left

21

In Mexico, how many people are there per doctor?

1800

22

Which group usually leaves Mexico and what does this cause?

Usually the young economically active people leave Mexico leaving the elderly and young dependant to fend for themselves

23

On average, how much do the legal and illegal immigrants send home each year?

$6 billion

24

Name a village and the amount of people they have lost

Santa Ines lost 2/3 of its population

25

How long is the border between USA and Mexico?

2000km

26

How many Mexicans migrate to USA per year?

Over 1 million

27

How many illegal immigrants were caught and deported in 1975?

850,000

28

On average, how many people die of exhaustion whilst trying to cross the border each year?

356

29

On average, how much does a Mexican earn per day?

82.86 pesos, which won't buy more than one meal

30

What is the source country?

Mexico

31

What is the host country?

USA

32

How do USA protect the border in the day?

With cars, vans and helicopters

33

How do USA border control protect the border at night?

They have infrared radiation to stop people trying to cross the border in the dark