Skip to comments.Influx Has Everything to Do with Remittance Culture
Posted on 08/05/2014 7:53:40 AM PDT by glorgau
The idea that the streets in America are paved with gold has always been a nearly undefeatable idea in the Third World.
The hope that if one can just get to the promised land the American land of opportunity that earning money will be easy and relative riches will literally be handed over. Im sure its a belief that brings about the necessary hope that is required to make it through a difficult life of poverty; in fact, Im certain thats the case because I have personally heard those laments over the telephone and in e-mails or Facebook postings.
However, the reality is that once one arrives in an American place like Chelsea, the streets are not paved with gold.
The harsh reality for so many that came here illegally (and some legally) from Central America over the last 10 years is that things arent easy. Many came here with the belief that they would live comfortably changing the prospects of a family overnight. In large part, millions of those that came were men, husbands, breadwinners, responsible people looking to nab a few golden streets to send back home via Western Union or Ria or whatever new multi-service center is popular/cheap.
But a hard journey northward led to even more difficult times once here as these men struggled to make very little money and could ill afford to live. Some became estranged from the very families they had come here precisely to support, and inflation back home made their dollars less valuable.
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The government is aiding by providing liberal social services so it's much cheaper to bring your family.
Once the anchor child is established, then the wife and the rest of the extended family can follow.
One more thing that can be laid directly on the Federal Reserve, fiat money, and the politicization of interest rates.
Money printing means the progressive welfare state never having to say “no.”