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Parent Article: Thousands March in Boston for Immigrant Rights
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Re: Thousands March in Boston for Immigrant Rights
29 Mar 2006
Immigrants cross the border illegally out of desperation, not out of a desire to do something illegal or work illegally in this country. Many have gone thru hell to get here and left their families behind. The roots for Mexican immigration are mostly economic, yes, but in Massachusetts, for example, most of them are war refugees from El Salvador, Colombia, Haiti. They are victims of wars that the US has helped fuel by supporting and arming repressive governments...

In regards to Mexican immigrants, NAFTA has increased poverty in Mexico which has forced more immigrants into the US, so instead of focusing on the immigrants themselves, we need to focus on the roots of immigration. And take responsibility for how our government has contributed to this...