On remittances and Mexico: http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/20/news/economy/mexico-remittances-trump/index.html
This is more laziness by the Mexican government. They have watched as remittances have surpassed foreign oil exports. This is why they fight to keep their people in our country and not theirs.
If I were crafting the DACA legislation, I would include a provision that remittances to Mexico either be:
(1) taxed heavily, or
(2) eliminated altogether.
In short, tell Mexico, we'll keep your "Dreamers," but the price is you must get your sh*t together and start acting like a grown up. Pay for your own sh*t. In short, treat them like a 20-something child who shleps around his parents' house endlessly, f*cking around with a part-time job during the day and staying up half the night playing xbox and looking at porn. That, is what Mexico is right now. Take away their car keys. Take away their cell phones and ipads. Whatever it takes to get them off the dime, out of the house, and supporting themselves. The goodwill is long gone. No more marching into our living rooms with Mexican flags, demanding this right and that right, as a bimbo (male or female) from the Columbia School of Journalism stands there with a microphone and tries to lecture you about how "inhumane" you are for not wanting to support them in your house forever. Complete and utter bullsh*t.
It's not for us to prop up Mexico's lazy government or to take care of their poor - in their country and ours. Mexico needs to get off the dime and help its own people. It is shameful for a country with as many natural resources as Mexico to endlessly choose to lean on the United State constantly - legally and illegally - to prop up their own government and economy instead of helping itself. More shameful still are American politicians who voluntarily defend Mexico's laziness!
And, on top of that, both cravenly try to shame U.S. government officials, politicians, and citizens when they correctly point out the imbalance and begin work to try to change it. Then, the empty-heads in the media jump in.
The reason Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were popular in 2016 is that, in spite of both having some bad ideas, they have hit on this one common thread: Americans are tired of being taken advantage of by their own industries, companies, and politicians who have spent the last three decades selling them up the river in foreign trade and immigration deals.
Hillary can bitch all she wants about Bernie, but it wasn't Bernie dancing on West Virginia coal miners' graves in person, then totally ignoring Rust Belt states, where millions of jobs have been lost and populations have fled for four decades now.
On the other side, John McCain, Marco Rubio, and all other GOP contenders that Donald Trump dispatched can bitch and criticize him all they want, but he's not the one who spent the campaign downplaying the real damage foreign trade pacts have done to American communities and proposing more "look the other way" immigration ideas that would do no more than further enrich foreign governments and economies on the back of the American taxpayer.
I didn't vote for Bernie or Trump, inasmuch as I find them both repugnant. In fact, I didn't vote at all because I also found Hillary and Jill Stein to be repugnant and wanting to do no more than re-hash all the bad policies that have led us down the road to handing things out to foreign governments as well, punishing the American middle class in the process.
(And...please, Libertarians...there is no magic land of Ayn Rand, okay? You are as bad about that as Liberals are with their Utopia scenarios. Everything costs something, but you can't just leave everyone behind. You are free to go smoke dope and give each other as many venereal diseases as you like. Colorado and Washington state have rolled out a welcome mat for you...go, just go. But, stop running pointless presidential campaigns. Libertarian presidential campaigns are as pointless as fart jokes, and about as intellectually stimulating.)
The bottom line is this: people are sick of it. And, because we live in an age where the mainstream media no longer control the message at the behest of corporations and politicians, people are better educated and have stopped falling for the same old bullsh*t that old school politicians like Hillary Clinton and John McCain are constantly trying to dump on them.
Quit f*cking lying to us, and quit f*cking giving our money and jobs away to foreign countries. And, that starts with Mexico. Hold them accountable for their own people and economy, for f*ck sake!
Mexico has enough oil and gas, they have farm and ranch lands, they have sea ports...they have all of the same things we have and that Canada has. Stop letting them d*ck it away on their own wealthy political and business class, then turn around and come to America, hats in hands, begging for more of our money and jobs!
The free ride for Mexico has got to end.