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Immigrants' return to Mexico alters Santa Ana
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | Nov. 12, 2011 | CINDY CARCAMO

Posted on 11/13/2011 8:04:30 AM PST by Pelham

First of two parts

For more than 20 years, natives of Guerrero, Mexico, have sought a better life in the U.S., with many of them settling in Orange County, especially in Santa Ana. Lately, what was a one-way wave of immigration has reversed. The slow U.S. economy and an unprecedented number of deportations have led many of those immigrants to return to Mexico. Orange County Register staff writers Cindy Carcamo and Michael Mello detail the phenomenon in a two-part story. These stories were made possible by a UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism grant that was funded by the Rosenberg Foundation.

Part 1: Immigration shift drains Santa Ana Legal and illegal immigrants leaving the city for Mexico spark changes to Orange County's second-largest city.

Immigrants' return to Mexico alters Santa Ana O.C. family returns to a violence-plagued Mexico Part 2, Coming Sunday, Nov. 20 Mexican village serves as purgatory for the deported.

For more than a quarter-century, volunteers at Obras de Amor Food Bank – staffed and funded by a Spanish-speaking megachurch in Santa Ana – dished up meals for hundreds of thousands of people annually, distributing food to a network of more than 30 organizations in Orange County. However, four years ago the economic free fall, paired with tougher anti-illegal immigration laws and sentiments, sparked an exodus at Templo Calvario church, according to Executive Pastor Lee De Leon. About 15 percent of his parishioners – some U.S. citizens and others in the country legally and illegally – began to leave the country, which led to a reduction in the tithings that had helped fund the food bank. Those who stayed couldn't give as much as before and, in 2009, the church shut down the food bank. "It was very impactful, very emotional that they couldn't give like they were...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: illegalimmigration; latino; mexico; migration

1 posted on 11/13/2011 8:04:33 AM PST by Pelham
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To: Pelham

Well, since all the factories have gone to Mexico, I would think there are more job opportunities THERE than HERE.

Is my thinking wrong? :-)


2 posted on 11/13/2011 8:06:46 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: left that other site

Isn’t the Mexican labor force unionized? (/s)


3 posted on 11/13/2011 8:09:25 AM PST by Ken522
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To: Kenny Bunk; wardaddy; Tennessee Nana; SunkenCiv; OddLane; CharlesThe Hammer; muawiyah

el ping


4 posted on 11/13/2011 8:09:30 AM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: Pelham
Since Mexico got so violent when they left, it is obvious that they can save Mexico with their blessed return.

Can the nachos take out the narcos? That would be a good part 3 for this article.

5 posted on 11/13/2011 8:10:29 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Ken522

I don’t know. Probably NOT.


6 posted on 11/13/2011 8:11:56 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: left that other site
you must be partially correct at least.

the area i live in has hundreds of manufacturing plants, most built in the last two decades.

now for lease signs pepper the streets.

a friend of mine worked at a window manufacturer for older homes. the state of the californicate demanded a guarantee for the life time of the homes.

the company moved to messico. the state ot the californicate likes illegals more than businesses. businesses are fleeing the state.

7 posted on 11/13/2011 8:16:30 AM PST by ken21
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To: Pelham
Lately, what was a one-way wave of immigration has reversed. The slow U.S. economy and an unprecedented number of deportations have led many of those immigrants to return to Mexico.

The upside of a down economy. Progress after all, of a sort.

8 posted on 11/13/2011 8:20:20 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: left that other site
Bombardier moves Learjet production to Mexico

You can be assured that there will be no White Anglo-Saxon Protestants working here due to Affirmative Action for Whiteys

Plant will be 100% Mexican, no others allowed.

9 posted on 11/13/2011 8:20:39 AM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: left that other site
I have read that overall, the Mexican economy is doing better than Obama's is, so the nomads go where the work is. Good deal for everybody.
10 posted on 11/13/2011 8:22:46 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

There are a lot of hard working illegals here. I suspect, however, it is them, not the leaches who are leaving the USA.


11 posted on 11/13/2011 8:27:41 AM PST by umgud
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To: Pelham
Very interesting story.
The writer kept referring to legal and illegal residents. The only time a leftist differentiates is to try to garner sympathy.
Otherwise, those of us who clearly define and support the difference are presented as hateful people against all immigration.
The other obvious conclusion, to me anyway, from this story is that this perfectly demonstrates the attitude of illegal aliens and why they are a damage to this country.

There is no love of country or desire to assimilate into the American culture. They are here to ride the gravy train of entitlements.

12 posted on 11/13/2011 9:09:15 AM PST by mrsloungitude ( USMC Mom)
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To: umgud

In my opinion, if they are here illegally they are leaches; hard working or not.


13 posted on 11/13/2011 9:11:29 AM PST by mrsloungitude ( USMC Mom)
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To: Pelham

Thanks!


14 posted on 11/13/2011 9:19:48 AM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: Pelham

There are plenty of job openings in Mexico. The drug cartels are hiring.


15 posted on 11/13/2011 9:36:24 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: ken21

Business in the USA is being regulated out of existence.


16 posted on 11/13/2011 10:48:01 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Regulator

Yes.

The same can be said of the auto and appliance industries.


17 posted on 11/13/2011 10:49:21 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: left that other site
A little sidenote. Gates Learjet used to have a production facility in Tucson. When Bombardier bought them, it was basically shuttered and the production pulled back to Wichita.

So now things have picked up, but did Bombardier go back to Tucson? They said they left because they wanted to consolidate in Wichita. Well, Queretaro is a long way from either Wichita or Tucson.

BS. They just crapped on the U.S. - but they still want access to our market.

Remember they said high value added jobs would stay in the U.S., that NAFTA would just open up new markets for us in Mexico?

All lies. This is about as technical as it gets: composite manufacturing. You can't export a lot of those machines to Mexico from the U.S. because they come under ITAR control and Mexico refuses to sign treaties that would allow ITAR equipment to go there. But the Canadians can do it, so they did.

The airplanes should be barred from U.S. markets or tariffed at 200%.

18 posted on 11/13/2011 11:04:55 AM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Regulator

I agree. Until that is done though, I conduct my own personal boycott of goods “Hecho in Mexico” or “Made in China”.

Not that I would be purchasing a personal jet in the near future! LOL.


19 posted on 11/13/2011 12:23:52 PM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Pelham

May they all return and never come back. Now, if we could export QWS to Mexico, turnaround is fair play.


20 posted on 11/13/2011 4:48:19 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Pelham; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Pelham.
Immigration shift drains Santa Ana Legal and illegal immigrants leaving the city for Mexico spark changes to Orange County's second-largest city.

21 posted on 11/15/2011 8:11:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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