Due to the destruction of their economy, millions of jobless Americans are packing up their belongings and heading for greener pastures in Mexico. It is a disturbing trend which doesn't seem to have an end in sight.
Nathan Smith, a former computer programmer for a failed bank had this to say, "Yeah, you know, I never figured I would go to Mexico to seek work, but this is an indication of just how bad things have become in my homeland. I've applied everywhere I could think of in The United States, and I haven't heard back from anyone. Mexico is my only hope now. It is my last resort."
Nathan Smith isn't the only jobless American on his way across the border. Over the last year there has been a mass exodus of unemployed Americans into Mexico, causing Tijuana to declare a state of emergency. Under a new law passed by Tijuana, anyone suspected of being an illegal-American immigrant will be forced to show his papers to the arresting law enforcement official. Failure to do so will result in immediate deportation back to the United States.
Another unemployed American, John Stratford, a former pilot for Southwest Airlines is outraged by Tijuana's new law. "This is bullshit, complete bullshit. All I'm trying to do is find some work. I'll fly anything. Anything they want me to fly I will fly. Ever see The A-Team? Well, let me tell you something. I am the real life Murdoch. If it has wings I can fly it. Now these motherfuckers want my papers. It's just bullshit."
The situation on the border is very tense. Drugs and weapons seem to be flowing each way for various reasons. Only time will tell how things turn out.