Drug War in Mexico

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What causes a group of people to continually risk their lives by attempting to enter a place where they experience a wide range of hostility? People of Mexican origin inhabited the Southwest United States long before the arrival of European Americans and the Caucasian citizens of this country. Yet now when they attempt to enter the U.S. they are met with anger, and discrimination (Library of Congress). Even with that being said if I try to gain the perspective of someone coming from Mexico to the United States, what drives you to try and enter a country where you face so much disrespect and hostility. I know that personally I love my home, and would not trade it for anything, therefore I presume there are unbelievably pressing issues to make these people choose to uproot their families and risk everything. Entering the U.S. for Mexican citizens is quite a dangerous expedition, whether you attempt to fight the red tape to do it legally, or you risk your life to cross illegally against the natural elements of the desert and the ever-increasing U.S. Border Patrol presence. So what forces these people to fight the odds to gain access to a unaccepting place, and what gives some American’s the right to try and deny them from being here?
One of the major propulsions for Mexicans to leave home is due to the violence of the current war on drugs occurring in Mexico. More than 40,000 people have been murdered in drug- related violence. Mexico’s Drug War is currently an internal seesaw of cartels competing for territory and trafficking routes to peddle drugs into the United States. This violence does not appear to being going anywhere due to corruption in the Mexican political system, and how lucrative of a trade it is, the cartels are es...

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