For the third straight year, Flint, Mich., has been rated the most violent city in America. The FBI logged 2,700 violent crimes in 2012, including 63 homicides.
After Years of unemployment due to industry moving to find less expensive labor and more lenient environmental laws, Flint Michigan lives on. Two photojournalists show the world what Flint looks like in its day to day life.
It is financially beneficial for the United States to boarder an economically poor country. The United States has used the surplus of laborers when there is a demand for low cost workers. But has been able to use the migrant workers as a scapegoat politically to rile up voters or turn the population attention away from a more important topic or situation. Wikipedia has a brief write up of one public policy that used financially struggling people when they needed them.