The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

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What is the reason that undocumented migrants from Mexico risk their lives to enter America? (Use the anecdotal evidence from The Devil's Highway.)

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Particularly since the enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1993 that destroyed the livelihoods of Mexican and indigenous people across Mexico, undocumented immigration into the United States has substantially increased. The economic policies of the United States, through enormous financial pacts such as NAFTA, have directly resulted in the poverty that fuels desperate economic refugees and asylum seekers from Mexico to make incredibly deadly border crossings. Even if one lives to cross the desert and into the United States, the border patrol and vigilante white supremacists are eager to capture migrants and lock them in cages where they await further criminalization of poverty and eventual deportation.

In addition to economic reasons, Mexican migrants may also attempt to cross the border due to political repression. Through NAFTA and other capitalist economic projects, many indigenous people have lost commonly held lands they depended on and held ancestral connection...

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