I received these photos and tweet from a Texas resident last Friday. The photos were taken at rush hour in El Paso, less than 30 minutes way from Juarez, Mexico. Oh, yes, it’s commute hour, but look at the direction workers are commuting: from Texas, into Mexico.
— Shane (@shaneaboyle) April 2, 2016
We’ll assume these workers are traveling legally across the border. But are these workers doing jobs Americans won’t? Or is it simply these workers are willing to work for less than similarly-qualified Americans?
Or is it something more complicated? The Atlantic reports, El Paso is the largest metropolitan area on the Texas border, and the El Paso-Juarez-Las Cruces region calls itself one of the largest binational regions in the world, with 2.5 million people. Thousands of people cross both ways over the border every day—Mexican elementary kids heading to U.S. public schools, U.S. residents working in Ciudad Juarez, and students …attending U.S. colleges and universities.
But according to these photos, it certainly appears there’s more traffic in one direction during commute hour: exodus from the U.S.
It does make you wonder: if the U.S. is such a terrible, unfair country as Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and every other liberal would want you to believe, why are so many people willing to give up so much to work, let alone, move here?
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]