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Closing the Mexico Border


What would happen to the trucking industry if we closed the Mexico border?   What would be the impact to American drivers?   How would our economy change?   Though it will always be open, what financial effects would it have on the United States?

  •  Hospitals spent close to $190 million in 2000 to provide health care to undocumented immigrants.
  • Hospitals are closing down due to the cost of providing for illegal immigrants.
  • Statewide, Arizona is losing $150 million annually.
  • A good part of hospitals in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California have closed or are in bankruptcy.
  • 80% of cocaine and 50% of heroin in the U.S. is smuggled across the Mexican border.
  • In 2000, illegals cost the United States Federal Government $10 billion.
  • A study shows that Hispanics and black Americans are hurt the most in lost wages.
  • Our truck drivers feel the loss from “cheap” freight.

The financial impact on the United States if we were to close the border?   Greatly in our country’s FAVOR!   We would save billions, the wages could increase and better the economy of the United States.

But, I look at the other side too. Are they all criminals out to destroy our country?   Absolutely not!   They are simply looking for a better life.   How do you put a price on another human being’s search for a better life for their family?   Americans are not against immigrants.   We are against illegal immigrants!

Would Mexico do nothing, if millions of Americans entered Mexico illegally?   The president of the United States will not close the border. Congress will not close the border.   There is corruption in every government.   It is not only Mexicans crossing the border illegally, but terrorists as well.

I welcome our friends from Mexico.  It is a beautiful country with wonderful people.  But those who disobey our laws and cause us economic failure, also hurt their fellow countrymen.

Come to the United States.  You are welcomed here.   All we ask, is just do it legally.

About the Author:

Aubrey Allen Smith is the author of:  The Truth About Trucking and How to Guarantee a “Perfect” Move.   A student of Spanish, please visit  


El cierre de la Frontera de México

¿Qué pasaría a la industria de transporte si cerráramos la frontera de México? ¿Cuál sería el impacto a conductores americanos? ¿Cómo se cambiaría nuestra economía? ¿Aunque siempre esté abierto, qué efectos financieros tendría esto en los Estados Unidos?

  • Hospitales gastados cerca de 190 millones de dólares en 2000 para proporcionar asistencia médica a inmigrantes indocumentados.
  • Los hospitales se cierran debido al coste de aseguramiento de inmigrantes ilegales.
  • Por todo el estado, Arizona pierde 150 millones de dólares anualmente.
  • Una parte buena de hospitales en Texas, Nuevo México, Arizona, y California se ha cerrado o está en bancarrota.
  • El 80 % de la cocaína y el 50 % de la heroína en los Estados Unidos son pasados de contrabando a través de la frontera mexicana.
  • En 2000, los emigrantes ilegales cuestan al Gobierno Federal de los Estados Unidos 10 mil millones de dólares.
  • Un estudio muestra que hacen daño a Hispanos y los americanos negros el más en salarios perdidos.
  • Nuestros camioneros sienten la pérdida de la carga “barata”

¿El impacto financiero en los Estados Unidos si debiéramos cerrar la frontera? ¡Enormemente en el FAVOR de nuestro país! Salvaríamos mil millones, los salarios podrían aumentar y mejor la economía de los Estados Unidos.

Pero, miro el otro lado también. ¿Son todos ellos criminales para destruir nuestro país? ¡Absolutamente no! Ellos buscan simplemente una mejor vida. ¿Cómo pone usted un precio en la búsqueda de otro ser humano de una mejor vida para su familia? Los americanos no están contra inmigrantes. ¡Estamos contra inmigrantes ilegales!

¿No haría México nada, si los millones de americanos entraran en México ilegalmente? El presidente de los Estados Unidos no cerrará la frontera. El congreso no cerrará la frontera. Hay corrupción en cada gobierno. Esto no es sólo mexicanos que cruzan la frontera ilegalmente, pero terroists también.

Doy la bienvenida a nuestros amigos de México. México es un país hermoso con la maravillosa gente. Pero aquellos que desobedecen nuestras leyes y nos causan fracaso económico, también hacen daño a sus compatriotas.

Venga a los Estados Unidos. Usted es dado la bienvenida aquí. Todo que preguntamos, es sólo lo hacen legalmente.

 Sobre el Autor:

Aubrey Allen Smith es el autor de : La Verdad Sobre Transporte en Camiones y Como Garantizar un Movimiento “Perfecto”. Un estudiante de español, por favor visite   


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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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    Hello….thanks for your reply, but I must say this is the most absurd thing I have ever read. Who are we? We are the citizens of this country. Every country has limits, borders, rules and laws!!! According to your philosophy, I should be able to walk right over into Mexico or Canada with no problem. Could I do that? Would Mexico just let me walk in without stopping me? Of course not, and why? Because they have limits, borders, rules and laws. Why would they do that? According to you, Mexico does not belong to them….it belongs to everybody?!?!?

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  4. Stephanie

    Actually as an American you can just cross the border with no issues. In fact the moment you cross you are given a 6 month visa to stay no questions asked. Mexicans have to pay thousands and then are still almost always denied visitation. A Mexican can go to any other country to visit but the USA denies most visitation request. Why do we not allow Mexican the same courtesies they give to us? Why as American do we think that we are above giving Mexican the same rules that they kindly give to us and the thousands of Americans that move to Mexico every year?

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