Unemployment has hit migrant communities in the United States so hard that a startling new phenomenon has been detected: instead of receiving remittances from relatives in the richest country on earth, some down-and-out Mexican families are scraping together what they can to support their unemployed loved ones in the United States.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I know a number of Mexican families who are decent and hard-working folks. I don't particularly care about their immigration status, not when they live only to lead productive lives and make a good home for their families. This story struck home with me because it shows you the power of family - everyone helps each other.
It occurred to me the other day that if something were to happen to me and my husband, we have no parents to look to. Be grateful.