Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Illegal aliens head back home as they find economy in Mexico better than in the US

In a new report from the Pew Hispanic Center on April 23rd, illegal aliens and legal migrant workers left the US in numbers higher than those who crossed the Rio Grande coming into the country.  It was the first time in 15 years that this has happened, and provides a huge barometer against the myth that America's economy is getting better.


Political cartoon courtesy of Daryl Cagle

The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants —more than half of whom came illegally—the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped—and may have reversed, according to a new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of multiple government data sets from both countries.
The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including the weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets, heightened border enforcement, a rise in deportations, the growing dangers associated with illegal border crossings, the long-term decline in Mexico’s birth rates and changing economic conditions in Mexico. - Pew Hispanic Center



In the end, does this speak MORE on immigration polices, or the fact that America's economy is not looking very good going forward?  For all the pundits who tout the stock markets, but fail to address jobs, small businesses, and the decrease in consumer spending, these analysts continue to live in an ivory tower fantasy land that even they will soon have to wake up to face reality.

1 comments:

this is really very surprising news. There was a great up down in the economy in these years. immigration law

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