Skip to comments.Bad economy forcing immigrants to reconsider U.S.
Posted on 02/10/2009 9:45:23 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Pedro Pablo slowly folds up his American flag blanket and stuffs it in his duffel bag. With it goes his American dream.
"I left my family and lost four years with them. I will ask them to forgive me," he said.
Pablo is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who came to the United States to support his wife and five sons back home. When he arrived, construction jobs were plentiful. Over the last year, he says, he's worked three days.
He recently boarded a bus with a one-way ticket home, paid for by the Guatemalan consulate in Los Angeles. "I thought I could get ahead here. I regret coming."
Across the United States, tens of thousands of immigrants -- those here legally and illegally -- are facing a similar dilemma: Do they continue to search for jobs in a struggling U.S. economy or return home to an even bleaker economic situation?
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Heh. I haven’t the slightest doubt that Obama is making plenty of native born Americans reconsider living in the US.
The media is insane. Once something becomes a STORY, they see it everywhere. There’s no way the recession has been going on long enough for there to be a perceptible effect among immigrants. Especially considering how much worse it likely is in their homeland.
“Pedro Pablo slowly folds up his American flag blanket and stuffs it in his duffel bag. With it goes his American dream.”
This is a parody. Right?
Bye Pedro! Have a nice trip!
Every cloud has a silver lining.
“Jobs Americans won’t do”
Illegal aliens know all about welfare, free ER medical, lawsuits, and "where every lock that's not locked when no one's around".
When the media concoct a falsehood, and spread it around, and then start believing it themselves, the only applicable phase is "group hysteria".
Big deal. When it's 50 percent I'll be impressed.
Now, about how the downturn affects the illegal aliens ~ they suffered severely from runs on several banks that then turned into FDIC rescue operations.
If you don't have legal status here your accounts are not insured.
Every dark cloud has a silver lining.
What’s the problem here? Do I sense that the MSM is hurt by the fact that ILLEGAL people are leaving our country? If I am being insensitive by suggesting they illegals not let the ‘door’ hit their asses on the way past the border, then so be it.
Cry me a river. GO HOME! Damn parasites.
I'm a gringo, and even *I* can recognize a hokey hispanic pseudonym when I see one.
Thelma Gutierrez and Wayne Drash please report to the CNN diversity and language reeducation camp. The correct term is undocumented or just immigrant. Differently papered is also acceptable, as long as it is used in a non-ironic sense. < /I wish it was sarcasm>
I guess a dollar a day in Guatemala is better than welfare?
“None of these people are ‘immigrants’. To be an ‘immigrant’ you must have an immigration visa.”
Not so. Immigrants without visas are still called immigrants, with the adjective “illegal” tacked on.
This is a parody. Right?
Probably just a Journalism Class assignment.
Thanks to the American taxpayer, he was able to survive the other 362 days.
If it is the same Pedro who screwed up my roof repair, I hope the door doesn’t hit him in the butt on the way out.
They are NOT immigrants. They are VISITORS. That’s why they don’t have visas.
Psst. Cnn, they are illegal aliens, not immigrants. Immigrants come here legally.
“They are NOT immigrants. They are VISITORS. Thats why they dont have visas.”
People who have visas are visitors too. Unless, and until, they seek to change to more permanent status.
I regret him coming here as well. Don't let the door hit your ass, Peedro.
Immigrants are NOT visitors!
ROTFLMAO!! I caught that too, also the dweeb that wrote that probably identifies weapons in his articles such as, "It was believed to be a semi-automatic machine gun...", that kind of accuracy.
> Pedro Pablo slowly folds up his American flag blanket
BULLsh*t!! If this illegal LOVED AMERICA, he would’ve been here LEGALLY.
Damn CNN and their lies...
let’s get our own house in order before we start taking in more people......
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