A reader claims that Mexicans have been good for California. I am skeptical.
There is no doubt that strawberry growers have been able to harvest their crops more cheaply, and a lot of other businesses have profited from Mexican migrants. Maybe this has reduced the grocery store prices of strawberries significantly, but that is harder to say.
Overall, there are many other factors to consider.
Most Californians have had their water rationed in the last year. Without the Mexican influx, there would have been plenty of water for everyone.
California used to be a Republican state. Now it is Democrat, and the popular mindset is that of parasites and perverts.
California highways are overcrowded. Too many people.
The county where I live used to be free of gang violence. Now I regularly read stories of violent crimes, and they all have Mexican names.
California used to consider a leader in education, and in many other measures of a quality civilization. Not any more.
Millions of white people have fled the state.
So was all the Mexican immigration worth it, to save a nickel on strawberries? I don't think so.
Someone is probably going to comment that most Mexicans hard-working and law-abiding, and that many white Californians are worthless bums. Yes, that is true, but is not really the issue.
So for whoever claimed that there was a study showing that Mexican immigration was good for California, did the study even consider the obvious negatives?