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More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« on: April 24, 2012, 10:13:36 AM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/for-first-time-since-depression-more-mexicans-leave-us-than-enter/2012/04/23/gIQApyiDdT_story.html

For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter



A four-decade tidal wave of Mexican immigration to the United States has receded, causing a historic shift in migration patterns as more Mexicans appear to be leaving the United States for Mexico than the other way around, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center.

It looks to be the first reversal in the trend since the Depression, and experts say that a declining Mexican birthrate and other factors may make it permanent.

“I think the massive boom in Mexican immigration is over and I don’t think it will ever return to the numbers we saw in the 1990s and 2000s,” said Douglas Massey, a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and co-director of the Mexican Migration Project, which has been gathering data on the subject for 30 years.

Nearly 1.4 million Mexicans moved from the United States to Mexico between 2005 and 2010, double the number who did so a decade earlier. The number of Mexicans who moved to the United States during that period fell to less than half of the 3 million who came between 1995 and 2000.

The trend could have major political consequences, underscoring the delicate dance by the Republican and Democratic parties as they struggle with immigration policies and court the increasingly important Latino vote.

Illegal immigration has emerged as one of the most emotional political issues in the country — one that dominated much of the Republican presidential contest and has proven complicated for President Obama.

Mitt Romney has courted conservatives with aggressive anti-illegal immigration rhetoric. But the GOP presidential hopeful has said in recent days that he wants to build ties with Hispanics, many of whom have chafed at his statements, and the new immigration trends could offer him a chance to soften his stance.

Obama has been criticized by immigrant advocates for stepped-up deportation policies that analysts have said were partly responsible for the decreasing flow of Mexicans into the United States. The trend could offer the president a political silver lining: the chance to take credit for a policy success that, his aides have said in the past, should persuade Republicans to embrace a broad immigration overhaul plan.

According to the report, the Mexican-born population, which had been increasing since 1970, peaked at 12.6 million in 2007 and has dropped to 12 million since then.

The reversal appears to be a result of tightened border controls, a weak U.S. job and housing construction market, a rise in deportations and a decline in Mexican birthrates, said the study, which used U.S. and Mexican census figures and Mexican government surveys. Arrests of illegal immigrants trying to enter the United States have also dropped precipitously in recent years.

Whether the reversal is temporary or permanent, it could have significant implications for the United States. Many Mexican immigrants work in agriculture and construction.

One in 10 people born in Mexico live in the United States, and more than half entered illegally. Most live in California and Texas; about 120,000 live in the Washington region.

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Re: More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 10:49:20 AM »
I hope this also means things are getting better in Mexico. It would nice if you could stay in your own home country and have a good life.  :nod:

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Re: More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 11:07:07 AM »
Cap, which has always been amazing to me.  Mexico has the world's 11th largest economy.  Every indicator says that they should have a relatively high standard of living there and shouldn't be rushing to get to America.  

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Re: More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 11:19:32 AM »
WileE, it's bad government and corruption. And the thing about it, it is really up to the people of all those countries to decide what type of government they want. Other countries can not come in a force the change. We see it happening all over the world. It is what 'the people' had to do in the US. You decide what you want and demand it. Many Mexicans simply threw in the towel and crossed the boarder instead of fighting the power in place.

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Re: More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 11:40:28 AM »
GOOD BYE!  :shrug:
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Re: More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 12:03:29 PM »
Fayetteville State by choice. Bronco by the Grace of GOD.

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Re: More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 03:04:49 PM »
I don't mind anybody come here, but when you come, you better bring your own healthcare, education system, housing vouchers, food stamps, .... It should not  cost me. I'm not in the mood to pay for those things when my  family can't get them.

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Re: More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 03:13:56 PM »
???  :shrug:


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Re: More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 03:24:54 PM »
They see the hand writing on the wall for America. We're falling apart over here. :brickwall:

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Re: More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 12:08:18 AM »
They see the hand writing on the wall for America. We're falling apart over here. :brickwall:


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Re: More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 09:00:07 AM »
They see the hand writing on the wall for America. We're falling apart over here. :brickwall:


We are?  How?

Fox News and the Tea Party Caucus said so!

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Re: More Mexicans Are Leaving the U.S.
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 11:40:34 AM »
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