Skip to comments.Home again in Mexico: Illegal immigration hits net zero
Posted on 04/13/2012 7:47:25 PM PDT by Ge0ffrey
One million Mexicans said they returned from the US between 2005 and 2010, according to a new dem-ographic study of Mexican census data. That's three times the number who said they'd returned in the previous five-year period.
And they aren't just home for a visit: One prominent sociologist in the US has counted "net zero" migration for the first time since the 1960s.
Experts say the implications for both nations are enormous from the draining of a labor pool in the US to the need for a radical shift in policies in Mexico, which has long depended on the billions of dollars in migrant remittances as a social welfare cornerstone.
"The massive return of migrants will have implications at the micro and macro economic levels and will have consequences for the social fabric ... especially for the structure of the Mexican family," says Rodolfo Casillas, a migration expert at the Latin American School of Social Sciences in Mexico City.
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
One million down, nineteen million to go.
It’s a start !
That "prominent sociologist" must have excluded the streams of mexicans arriving by foot and only counted those arrivals that could be documented. So a whole army of trespassers isn't included in the prominent sociologist's count ...
Then there will be jobs for everybody!
Aw hell gang if this keeps up we may have to vote the bamster back in for another four years and see how many pack up and leave.I wont bother with the sarc tag.
Not buying it.
and don’t let the door hit you on the way out!!!!
21.5 billion in remittances in 2010 alone. The article (I read all five pages) wonders what the new prosperity in CenMex will do if THAT stops.
from the draining of a labor pool in the US
Perhaps some non-working Americans would now jump in the pool??
Our local Hospital is still treating entire families from Mexico for “free.”
Drug Gangs are the major source of our daily crimes.
Eric Holder is still excluding Sheriff Joe Arpaio from using Federal Databases.
BTW, what was the last name of the author of this article?
Oh, but it did occur with the government, biggest sweetheart labor deal since the rum slave trade: how bout we send our campesinos up North so your businessfolks won’t be bothered by tax, benefit, vacation etc expected by your indigenous people in exchange for our border-jumpers financing our physical and social infrastructure [via remittance] that we frankly don’t wish to empty our own cash vaults for.
Banks take a 3% cut of the remitted cash, big Tele rakes it in with long-distance phone cards, lottery owners and beer distributors: it’s win-win-win-win-win-win-win.
I don't see remittance as foreign aid. Some of them might be obtained illegally, but majority got the money from some form of work. Americans, or whoever hired them, at least received some kind of values. In contrast, foreign aid to Egypt, for instance, only contains one street flow: from the US taxpayer to Egyptians, without any return.
Christian Science Monitor, F U!
“They still seem to be coming where I live.”
Yeah, I don’t see them leaving northern NJ; we’d have whole neighborhoods abandoned (which would be fine with me).