Published On: Sun, Nov 22nd, 2015

According to a national survey, Mexicans demand tighter border controls

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56% of Mexicans think the government should increase border controls against illegal immigration in the Mexico – Gutemala border; while only 10% believes security should not be tighter.

The National Migration Survey, conducted by the Applied Research and Opinion Division of the Institute of Legal Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), revealed that 40% of Mexicans feel that the rights of foreigners are somehow respected.

A total of 1,200 people aged over 15 participated in the survey, that also revealed that 64% of the participants think that the U.S. discriminates Mexicans significantly, while only 30.5% say the votes of abroad strengthen democracy.

The Suchiate River on the Mexico - Guatemala border (Photo: El Universal)

The Suchiate River on the Mexico – Guatemala border (Photo: El Universal)

Also, 45% of the people expressed they would like to live abroad, being the U.S. their first option as desired destination; followed by Canada, France, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Argentina.

When questioned about foreigners living in Mexico, 45.4% stated they contribute to national economy, while 24.6% said that they take jobs away from Mexican nationals, 14.4% declared that they contribute to insecurity and 20.5% concluded foreigners should pay more taxes than Mexicans.

Source: El Universal

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