Follow Up: Frightened Mexican Business Owners Look To Immigrate to USA

-By Warner Todd Huston

Yesterday I wrote of how stricter immigration laws in the US are scaring away Mexico’s low-skilled, uneducated masses from wanting to come to the USA. I mentioned it was a good thing that the dregs of Mexico are staying in Mexico. Today I celebrate another story that reports that some of Mexico’s business class and members of its upper middle classes are looking to come to the US because of fear of the drug wars raging south of the boarder. They are bringing their wealth and their businesses with them, too. This is also a good thing.

The Monitor of McAllen, Texas reports that Mexicans applying for the federal EB-5 investment program are on the rise as violence and crime rises in Mexico. The EB-5 program is a twenty-year-old federal program created to entice successful businessmen of other countries to immigrate to the US and bring their businesses with them…

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