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Why millions more Mexicans won’t be coming to America
AEI ^ | 2.26 | James Pethokoukis

Posted on 02/26/2013 10:54:02 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

Gallup finds that only 11% of Mexicans said they would emigrate to America if given the chance. That’s down from 21% in 2007. Keying off those findings, Walter Russell Mead nicely sums up the case for being skeptical that immigration reform will mean millions more low-income workers heading to the US:

Fears that America will be overrun by a mass of poor workers from Latin America are looking more and more like yesterday’s news. Birthrates in Mexico are falling, and the economic situation continues to improve. At 5 percent, Mexico’s unemployment rate is nearly three points below ours. In 2012, its GDP grew by nearly 4 percent, and foreign investors, encouraged by the turnaround, poured $57 billion into stocks and bonds in the first nine months. Forthcoming reforms in the telecommunications and energy sectors may also help those industries to boom. The country’s economic forecasts are so promising that the Financial Times has dubbed it the “Aztec tiger.”


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 02/26/2013 10:54:10 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

What a load of Horse Shit! Our UE rate may be 3 points higher but the wages are significantly higher. Besides stoop labor in Mexico doesn’t pay at all that is why their poor are here. If we sent al their citizens back, they would have a significantly higher unemployment rate.

Let’s not even talk about the rate of crime including kidnapping and drug gang violence.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 11:11:04 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Mexico’s birthrate may already be below that of the U.S. If not, it soon will be.


3 posted on 02/26/2013 11:12:36 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Gallup finds that only 11% of Mexicans said they would emigrate to America if given the chance.

Those are the ones who would come here LEGALLY.

4 posted on 02/26/2013 11:15:13 PM PST by thecodont
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Gallup finds that only 11% of Mexicans said they would emigrate to America if given the chance.

Oh, that's great.

And what percentage of Americans would emigrate to Mexico if they had the chance?

5 posted on 02/26/2013 11:23:02 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

The USA gets to keep the dregs.


6 posted on 02/26/2013 11:39:42 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
At 5 percent, Mexico’s unemployment rate is nearly three points below ours.

LOLOLOL

WAY . TO . GO ., 0 BA MA!

7 posted on 02/26/2013 11:46:02 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye
I suppose its one way to solve the problem of illegal immigration. Make life so miserable in the US nobody WANTS to go there.

Of course, there's still 11% to go, so expect a great deal more misery...

8 posted on 02/27/2013 12:25:41 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

You need to quit curling up.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 1:00:31 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

At least 10% of the Mexican population (114 million) is already in the US, but those are official figures, which can’t be trusted. The real number is probably closer to 20%.

Now, if another 11% are willing to come here, that brings the total to something like 30%.

This **** has to stop.


10 posted on 02/27/2013 1:19:11 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

From a bio about Walter Russell Mead:

“Mr. Mead’s chief intellectual interests involve the rise and development of a liberal, capitalist world order based on the economic, social, and military power of the United States and its closest allies. He is interested in the implications of this evolving world order for American foreign policy and for American and international society.”

Emphasis on ‘Liberal’ and ‘WORLD ORDER’. With, I’m sure a patronizing reference to ‘capitalist’ being that he means a ‘free-market’ controlled by GOVERNMENT....fascism.....

IOW, what he thinks is horseshit. I agree.


11 posted on 02/27/2013 2:00:29 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: nickcarraway

Mexico’s birthrate may already be below that of the U.S. If not, it soon will be


Its “Death by Drug Cartel” rate is quite high, too

Besides whether Mexicans want to immigrate or not....the border needs to be sealed....and all illegal aliens deported.


12 posted on 02/27/2013 2:26:25 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

As soon as they pass a law that basically says “If you’re here, you get to stay...” there will be 25 million more flooding across.

That’s the bottom line.


13 posted on 02/27/2013 2:28:22 AM PST by djf (I don't want to be safe. I want to be FREE!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

When is the treatment of American citizens in Mexico and their rights vs US treatment of Mexicans going to be an issue when we discuss amnesty ?

This is a question: Should Mexican citizens when in the US be given the same rights American citizens are given while in Mexico? Which has yet to appear on any US legislator’s questionaire from either chamber....ASK YOUR FEDERAL LEGISLATORS WHY IT HASN’T

What makes it necessary for US to subjugate our sovereignty because of available cheap labor ?

Ever hear of reciprocal aggrements ? These are arranged to protect the rights of American citizens working or living in other countries.

Why is it when it comes to citizens of other countries we are required to offer them the same privledges as we do to US citizens? But when it comes to US citizens who get in trouble or attempt to do business in other countries they do not get the same treatment their citizens get.

Americans can’t own coast land in Mexico. And get no title to it elsewhere. If they run out of cash they’ll get unceremoniously sent back or put in jail untill some relative comes up with the “fresh”. That’s just for starters as for granting them voting privledges yea let’s give Mexican citizens that right when American citizens vote in their elections .


14 posted on 02/27/2013 3:25:46 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: mosesdapoet

“Birthrates in Mexico are falling, and the economic situation continues to improve. At 5 percent, Mexico’s unemployment rate is nearly three points below ours. In 2012,...

Pretty simple to figure that out. The younger people are sneaking in here or walking across the border to have their kids who automatically become Americans on the day they are born. No job? Get on welfare, have more kids, get free medical care and the list goes on and on. Now WHY would anyone want to come here you ask?


15 posted on 02/27/2013 4:17:08 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: TigersEye

You have to remember that we sent a lot of our jobs down there.

GM, Hershey ,to name a couple.


16 posted on 02/27/2013 5:20:08 AM PST by Venturer
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Why would anyone flee into a communist country expecting to better their lives?


17 posted on 02/27/2013 6:41:36 AM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I guess Obama will have to sweeten the pot to attract more Mexican talent....vomit.


18 posted on 02/27/2013 6:45:29 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I guess Obama will have to sweeten the pot to attract more Mexican talent....vomit.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 6:45:34 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I guess Obama will have to sweeten the pot to attract more Mexican talent....vomit.


20 posted on 02/27/2013 6:45:34 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

The problem with doing a poll that shows a variation in answers in just a few years is that another few years with different conditions in the US and Mexico would show a different graph.


21 posted on 02/27/2013 10:49:32 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Vanders9

A lot of illegals lost their day jobs when CO legalized medical marijuana. Now pot is legal across the board here so more should be packing up. The economy is the coup de grace and that hasn’t even hit the big wall of 0bamaCare yet.


22 posted on 02/27/2013 11:16:52 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Venturer

I haven’t forgotten.


23 posted on 02/27/2013 11:21:39 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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