The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently published an article about Mexican illegal entries in the USA. Legal Immigrants For America (LIFA) Founder and President Amapola Hansberger issued the following response to the WSJ article:

I wonder if the two authors of the WSJ article took into consideration the following statistics from Wikipedia:

As of March 10, 2017, Mexico’s population was estimated to be 129,987,835.

(Other sources estimate the Mexican population to be as high as 140,000,000.)

Honduras’ population was estimated to be 8,287,582.

Guatemala’s population was estimated to be 16,000,034.

El Salvador’s population was estimated to be 6,000,082.

The total estimated population of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador is 30,287,698, which is less than 25% of the estimated population of Mexico.

As of March of 2015, Mexicans represented 63.4% of the entire Hispanic and/or Latin American population in the entire USA.

As of May 1, 2013, there were 11,000,004 naturalized Mexicans in this nation who were born outside of the USA, and there were also 22,000,003 Mexican-American babies born in the USA. The total of those two figures is 33,000,007 persons.

These astounding numbers speak for themselves. Mexico is an enormous country with many millions more people than the entire rest of the population of Central America. The entire population of central America, including Panama, is approximately 43,289,517, which is less than 33% of Mexico.

In Central America, where I’m originally from, we used to hear a famous saying:  “Mexico is for the Mexican”. Mexico discouraged other Central Americans from migrating to their country. If you look at the number of Central Americans living in Mexico today, you will find that the number is very small.

My perception and my conclusion about the WSJ article is that it presented a distorted picture of the huge number of illegal aliens coming from Central America, as compared to the vast majority illegally crossing the border directly from Mexico.

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