Illegal Immigration from Mexico's Point of View
Ghost towns empty of men, women and children, with only the aged left to live on remittances sent back by immigrants to the United States. It's an ugly picture made worse by the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mexican politicians say they don't like it, but it's clear their economy needs a safety valve. In Cancun today, President Bush told President Fox of Mexico he wants a temporary guest worker program and that he hopes Congress will pass one. He's also concerned about the stability of Mexico's economy. So are the Mexicans themselves. In this edition, we hear from a former Mexican Congressman, an eminent scholar and start with Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the International Relations Center in Mexico City.