A Week in the Life of Gustavo

"Seems to think that if he fails to write, la migra will find him."--OC Weekly More merriment available at ronmaydon@yahoo.com

segunda-feira, junho 10, 2002

From La Opininion...

There are more undocumented workers from Mexico in California than there are naturalized U.S. citizens from Mexico and legal Mexican residents - combined, according to a new report by the University of California's California-Mexico Health Initiative in La Opinion.

A quarter of California's population -- 8.5 million -- was born in Mexico. Of these, two million are naturalized U.S. citizens, 1.5 million are legal residents and 4.5 million are undocumented workers.

Ninety-one percent of California's 3.1 million farm workers are of Mexican origin. Agriculture is the state's single greatest source of wealth, generating $30 billion a year. Undocumented Mexican workers are also a major source of wealth for Mexico, having returned $8 billion in remittances last year.

Make what you want of this statistic. I personally will have my mouth agape for the next couple of days.