Article 27 and Mexican Immigration

In regards to the debate on immigration, no one has pointed out that US government policy has directly caused an increase in Mexican immigration: in the interests of NAFTA, the US forced Mexico to remove Article 27 from their constitution. Article 274 had guaranteed that rural and indigenous Mexicans could never loose their land. Since NAFTA and the destruction of Mexican communal ownership (similar to what the US did domestically to Native Americans through the Dawes Act), Mexican farmers have been driven off their land (often by American agribusinesses) and have sought economic opportunities in Mexican and American cities. Maybe we shouldn’t have demanded the end of Article 27?

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