How will the US fill the shortage of trade workers if Mexicans are kept out of the USA by a wall?
Reality check. Whether they put a wall or militarize the US/Mexican border, illegals FROM ALL OF LATIN AMERICA will continue to infiltrate the US. You need to separate the real technical issues from the political rhetoric that President Trump wishes you to buy at face value.All develop countries around the world need immigrants and the US is no exception. Far from it. If there is a perfect example of a developed country in need of immigrants the US is it.How will they do it? I really do not know. What I do know for fact is that for the last 240 years the US has depended on immigrants for much of it’s development. It was the black slaves, then the germans, then the irish, then these and then those, then us Mexicans and today Latin Americans in general.I really would like to see how they are going to pick up crops across the country at triple the cost to veggies, fruits and many many different crops. I would like to see the wine country with out foreigners to pick up the grapes.
How is Mexican food so filling?
Mexicans, like Americans, have mastered the art of providing high-protein calories at very low cost. Heck, you can get five tacos al canasta for 10 pesos (about 50 cents). Even better tacos, at a local puesto, will run about 35 cents apiece. So for two bucks you can have six. And a carnitas taco will be stuffed to overflowing with the greazy pig parts, before you even add the hot pickled veggies and salsa.So this is equivalent to pulling up to the Drive-Thru at BK and seeing “Dollar Menu”, Whopper Jr. Pigs and chickens are very cheap in Mexico, cows a bit more.Also, they use every part of the animal. So you can find tacos with brains, with face, with pancreas, with stomach, with intestines, with tongue, etc. Stuff we call “offal”, because it’s what would “fall off” the butcher’s counter is popular in an evening taco at a Mexican market.On the coasts you’ll find huachinango a la plancha (red snapper milanese, more or less), an enormous variety of ceviches, and fish tacos — but these are usually priced for tourists — most Mexicans would cry out: “Eight dollars for three tacos, have you lost your mind???” And salads tend to be weirdly overpriced — again, for tourists. So even in Playa and PV and Zihua, tacos al pastor reign supreme.
Is the Mexican Consulate helping Mexicans illegally immigrate to the U.S.?
Spoiler alert, the answer is "no".The whole discussion is about this booklet: Page on cfif.org Why? Because it's all the evidence Donald Trump cites:Right out of the box, Trump convincingly defends his claim that Mexico City is deliberately sending undesirables across the border. He cites pamphlets published and distributed by Mexico's foreign ministry.Convincingly defends? Well, no, not really.If that booklet is a guide to illegally immigrate to the U.S., then most DEA public service broadcasts are instructions on how to do drugs...Here is what the booklet says, approximately:It says it is illegal to travel outside the country without a passport and a valid visa for said country. Don't do it. It's a crime. (That's the first page not counting the cover, it's repeated in pages 8 and 13)It mentions that although it is illegal, you still have rights if detained and can contact the Mexican Consulate to protect those rights. Nowhere in the pamplet says you have the right to remain abroad or that the consulate will help you with that. What rights you *do* have and will be helped with? You have a right to a lawyer, to receive visits in jail, to not self incriminate, to know where you are being held, to contact your embassy and to be given sufficient food and water.It advises people not to give their kids to criminals that promise to cross them across the border (why? because those people are kidnappers or pimps more often than not...)A note on the dangers of crossing through the desert, advice to not carry drugs or guns (since those are much bigger crimes in both countries).It includes contact information for the consulate.It has one page about things that will likely get you arrested in the U.S. and mentions that if you are arrested while staying illegally, you'll be deported. The last one is the only that you could stretch into saying it advises anyone on how to stay "undetected". But it's just a matter of fact warning. Think of it as "doing heroin is a bad idea, doing heroin and sharing needles is a terrible idea", but it becomes "crossing undocumented is a bad idea, crossing undocumented and then breaking traffic laws once there is a terrible idea".So, in resume, it's less "oh, here is how you get to another country illegally" and more "doing that is illegal, but if you do, you still have human rights even then, and we will make sure you get them while in the process of being deported". Any objections to that? Or should people who cross the border illegally waive rights that the law allows, say, mass murderers, to keep? You can still get a call, a lawyer and contact your embassy if you, being American, travel to Mexico and commit a crime, too. Same applies for someone from Mexico committing a crime in the U.S., even if that crime is coming without proper documents. That's all the booklet is really saying. Besides a bunch of advise to avoid giving your children to human traffickers and other such safety tips.Seriously, Donald Trump is a populist demagogue targeting an audience of xenophobes. Everything he says on the subject should be taken with about a pound of salt.
How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.
How is an average person expected to get through life in the US without a bureaucracy consultant to advise on how to properly fill out all the paperwork?
The lawmakers expect a reasonable average person to be able to guide self through the maze of laws and regulations.Still, some people value their time or are truthful about their abilities to comprehend things, and instead of getting a self-taught degree in taxation or legal intricacies of a company formation (and accounting/financial issues associated with that), those people choose to hire a professional specializing in those areas.I am personally an accountant (corporate accounting) which is as far away from personal taxes as you can imagine, my tax returns are tied to my spouse's and due to presence of several items which are not a common occurrence in an average person's life, I am not even trying to complete our taxes.I do my due diligence with all the information gathering, schedules, support documentation, record retention and such but I can't spend days pouring over it all to come up with a final number.So, I pay a professional to be on time, on spec, and on budget.With respect to legal advice, laws in US vary by state, so me being able to spend 3 years in law school, and then more years trying to be admitted to each of the Bar associations, and then have the ability to research cases for precedents - that's just not reasonable.Still, there are others who actually love this process, are knowledgeable, and can tell me a solution to my problem within 20 mins. Isn't this worth my money?
How can I get more people to fill out my survey?
Make it compellingQuickly and clearly make these points:Who you are and why you are doing thisHow long it takesWhats in it for me -- why should someone help you by completing the surveyExample: "Please spend 3 minutes helping me make it easier to learn Mathematics. Answer 8 short questions for my eternal gratitude and (optional) credit on my research findings. Thank you SO MUCH for helping."Make it convenientKeep it shortShow up at the right place and time -- when people have the time and inclination to help. For example, when students are planning their schedules. Reward participationOffer gift cards, eBooks, study tips, or some other incentive for helping.Test and refineTest out different offers and even different question wording and ordering to learn which has the best response rate, then send more invitations to the offer with the highest response rate.Reward referralsIf offering a reward, increase it for referrals. Include a custom invite link that tracks referrals.