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Q: Mexican Immigration ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Mexican Immigration
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jeraboo-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 24 Oct 2006 22:20 PDT
Expires: 23 Nov 2006 21:20 PST
Question ID: 776624
Why do Mexican citizens risk injury, death and arrest crossing the
border into the US instead of just coming across as tourists and then
Subject: Re: Mexican Immigration
Answered By: nenna-ga on 26 Oct 2006 14:20 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello jeraboo-ga,

The main reason is that when you apply for a Tourist Visa you're
looked at as a potential immigrant. You have to have really good
reasons to get a Tourist Visa.


The presumption in the law is that every visitor visa applicant is an
intending immigrant. Therefore, applicants for visitor Visas must
overcome this presumption by demonstrating that:

    * The purpose of their trip is to enter the U.S. for business,
pleasure, or medical treatment;
    * That they plan to remain for a specific, limited period;
**They'll check your return in some cases***
    * Evidence of funds to cover expenses in the United States;**Most
flee to needing money to support them selves or family, not when they
already have it**
    * Evidence of compelling social and economic ties abroad; and
    * That they have a residence outside the U.S. as well as other
binding ties which will insure their return abroad at the end of the
visit. **Once again, most don't have binding ties that come here, such
as young men**

Information between ** and ** is mine, not quoted from the site.

If you continue to read that link, you'll see that interviews are
required, it can be a LONG wait, and unfortunately risking life and
safety becomes the quicker/simpler option.

Google Search Used:
Obtaining a US Tourist Visa

If this answer requires further explanation, please request
clarification before rating it, and I'll be happy to look into this

jeraboo-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Mexican Immigration
From: dasaini408-ga on 24 Oct 2006 22:59 PDT
Its not that easy to obtain a tourist visa. If it was that easy, im
sure everyone would try that. When you ask for a visa, they want a
good reason for going. They also look at what you have at home (good
job, alot of land, etc) that will ensure you come back. This is the
case for obtaining a visitor visa from any most countries, not just

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