Hi! My name is Enrique and I live in Mexico. I have tried to internationally migrate many times to the USA to give a better quality of life to my family by sending them remittances but I have unsuccessfully passed border control.
There are many pull factors that the USA hold. For example, in the USA, there are a lot more job opportunities for me and the country is extremely developed and affluent. Freedom thrives in the USA and there is a high HDI.
However in Mexico, there are plenty of push factors. For example, here, 18% of people live on less than 60p per day which is less than 1% in the USA. Furthermore, there is a high unemployment rate and where I live in Zacatecas, mining is no longer profitable. Poverty thrives here as 37.7% of the population live on less than $2 a day and crime rates along with organised crime is extremely high here in Mexico. This is not a safe environment for my kids. I totally agree with Lee's model of migration and we want to live the AMERICAN DREAM!
If I manage to successfully immigrate to the USA, I will also be benefitting Mexico as my remittances will go towards their economy, helping my family in the process as well leading to the multiplier effect. I will also have enough disposable income for myself after getting a well-paid job in the USA, to invest and save for my family back in Mexico.
In order to successfully cross the border, I will disguise myself as a carseat in the hope that I won't get caught. My close friend will drive the vehicle. I just hope that the security at the border isn't too tight or that I don't suffocate myself!