Did NAFTA cause the States Illegal Immigration problem?

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    http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0425-30.htm

    Would abolishing NAFTA help slow the flow of illegal Mexican immigrants?
     
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    '2 million Mexicans have been forced out of agriculture, and many of those that remain are living in desperate poverty. These people are among those that cross the border to feed their families. (Meanwhile, corn-based tortilla prices climbed by 50%. No wonder many so Mexican peasants have called NAFTA their 'death warrant.'


    If this is so, than the answer is yes it would - somewhat - as poverty is not the only reason so many cross.
     
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    Did NAFTA cause the States Illegal Immigration problem?

    No, a porous border and a impotent federal law did.
     
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    Both logical conclusions but looking at the stats(if you can believe them);

    Immigration Flood Unleashed by NAFTA's Disastrous Impact on Mexican Economy

    there was a HUGE surge of border crossings after NAFTA went into effect. I know NAFTA can't be completely blamed but looking at the condition of this issue is sure as hell did alot more damage.
     
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    No I don't believe anything coming from commondreams, may as well be citing an article from huffingtonpost.
     
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    Had to dig a little deeper in the CIS, here's what i came across;

    Center for Immigration Studies

    Focus on the part in bold. This took place after NAFTA was enacted.
     
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    Amnesty of 2 million Mexicans in 1986 caused the problem.
     
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    No, of course not. It would probably make things worse.
     

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