In a recent eye-opening story, The Los Angeles Times reported that Americans have flooded into Mexico and, in particular, its capital city where they are paying the asking price for homes and apartments, and where they are changing the culture while refusing to assimilate and learn the native language. Because of that, the story said, the locals “want them to go home.”
Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, says it appears Americans are showing up with lots of money and driving up costs for the local residents.
“But all of these things tell us the reasons why every country on earth has immigration laws,” he observes, “because it does have a profound effect on people in the receiving country.”
The lesson to be learned, Mehlman says, is that local communities watch out for their own wellbeing and it is a “normal human reaction” to be unhappy with unwanted changes forced upon them.