A lot of people try to illegally emigrate from Mexico to the US, but are they really improving their lives? As an illegal immigrant you start with no money, no house, no job. Not knowing English makes you less employable than somebody who does speak English. Given that it's illegal in many places to hire illegal immigrants, your employers must be rather shady to hire you. Your shady boss also will not even pay you minimum wage since he's already breaking the law by hiring you. Your job will be less safe than a typical American job because there are no safety regulations to follow; complaining to OSHA will only get if you sent back to Mexico. You will probably not get any medical attention when injured because you have no money, no insurance, and you are not covered by medicaid. Overall this sounds like a horrible life. Is Mexico really that bad?