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The US Has Finally Done It: Mexican Immigrants Become Emigrants
Zero Hedge ^ | 04/24/2012 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 04/24/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

You know it's bad when...the net flow of Mexicans into the US has fallen so much that there is a high probability that it is now in reverse ending around forty years of inward migration. The Pew Hispanic Center notes that the standstill - after more than 12 million current immigrants have entered the US - more than half of whom are illegal - appears to be the result of many factors including a weakened US job and construction market, tougher border enforcement, a rise in deportations, growing dangers associated with border crossing, a long-term decline in Mexico's birth rate, and changing (read perhaps more opportunistic) economic conditions in Mexico (especially if you work at WalMex). This sharp downward trend in net migration has led to the first significant decrease in at least two decades in the number of unauthorized Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. - to 6.1 million in 2011, down from a peak of nearly 7 million in 2007. In the five years from 2005 to 2010, about 1.4m Mexicans immigrated to the US – exactly the same number of Mexican immigrants and their US-born children who quit the US and moved back or were deported to Mexico. By contrast, in the previous five years to 2000 some 3m Mexicans came to the US and fewer than 700,000 left it. It will be interesting to see the spin that the Obama and Romney camps put on this hot-button topic as the 'Dream Act' turns into a nightmare and hardline anti-illegal immigration stances become, well, less relevant as Mexicans become Mexican'ts.


Among the report’s key findings:


and the full report is here:

Mexicants - Reverse Immigration

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; buildtheborderwall; california; immigration; mexicanemigration; mexicanillegals; mexicanimmigration; mexico; newmexico; propaganda; texas
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Does this mean lettuce will now cost $50 a head?

21 posted on 04/24/2012 10:32:26 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: null and void
Soon we’ll be building a fence to keep them US in...

Not a joke. Ron Paul was accurate.

22 posted on 04/24/2012 10:56:00 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: MeganC

“...I think this is simply well-timed propaganda meant to placate conservatives into allowing immigration to be a non-issue for the November elections.”

Methinks there’s a very good chance you are correct. You are NOT the kind of person the Ministry of Truth likes!

23 posted on 04/24/2012 11:00:01 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: muawiyah
breeding chillun' or speaking Spanish

Or operating a leaf blower.

24 posted on 04/24/2012 11:17:42 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: SeekAndFind

No worries, though... they’ll be back by 6 Nov.

25 posted on 04/24/2012 11:19:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: SeekAndFind

Congrats President Token on a fine job of stemming the tide of illegal immigration. Some argued with your “destroy the s@#$ out of the economy” strategy but you knew better!

26 posted on 04/24/2012 11:40:01 AM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: SeekAndFind

0bama has so ruined the economy that even Mexicans from a very poor country don’t want to come here any more.

27 posted on 04/24/2012 11:42:03 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Uncontrolled illegal immigration has accomplished what it was meant to do.

28 posted on 04/24/2012 12:36:08 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Sybeck1
"Does this mean lettuce will now cost $50 a head?"

It will. It just wont be the result of anything to do with Illegals. Well, maybe just one 'Illegal'....

29 posted on 04/24/2012 12:49:56 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: freedumb2003
Thus we have the answer to that stupid, stupid question liberals always ask (whine) “how will we deport 12 million people?”

Sadly, it's not just liberals. There are plenty of supposedly conservative posters on this site who will say exactly that. Quite the example of the American "Can't do!" attitude; good thing they weren't in charge during WWII.

30 posted on 04/24/2012 12:56:21 PM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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