Skip to comments.Strong border controls and a lack of jobs prompt mass emigration of illegal Mexicans from the U.S.
Posted on 04/24/2012 6:42:50 AM PDT by traumer
The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades, showing a dramatic shift as many illegal workers are moving back to Mexico from the U.S. because there are so few job opportunities.
The new analysis comes amid renewed debate over U.S. immigration policy as the Supreme Court hears arguments this week on Arizona's tough immigration law.
Mexican immigrants make account for nearly 60 per cent of the illegal immigrant population in the U.S. and last year there were 6.1million in America. That number was down from its peak in 2007 when there were 7million confirmed in the U.S.
That drop was the biggest one in modern history, with the Pew Hispanic Center noting it was believed to only be surpassed in scale by losses in the Mexican-born U.S. population during the Great Depression
Much of the drop in illegal immigrants is due to the persistently weak U.S. economy, which has shrunk construction and service-sector jobs attractive to Mexican workers following the housing bust.
In addition, increased deportations, heightened U.S. patrols and violence along the border also have played a role, as well as demographic changes, such as Mexico's declining birth rate.
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Mexico is more appealing than Obama’s America I guess.
Call me skeptical. Where else can illegals get HUD housing, WIC, etc..? I certainly don’t see a decrease of any sorts where I live.
It’s the growing movement to ban leaf blower machines. The rake takes too much muscle for them.
Sure hasn’t dropped in Houston. Just try to find a fast food joint where the employees speak unaccented English - or English at all.
It seems to be true. I was riding my bike around town last Friday and saw three roofing jobs in progress. Didn’t see any Mexicans. 4 years ago it would have been all Mexicans.
Sanctuary cities like Houston will always attract illegals and the crime that comes with that. I hope to be able to move out of Houston one day.
This WILL cut some Obama votes in Nov.
There are at least 30 million, probably closer to 40 million illegals in the U.S.
Enforce immigration laws, and the exodus will become a flood.
Strong border controls?
What country are they referring to?
Is it illegal for illegals to sneak across the border back into Mexico?
Someone should tell the Democrat voting population that Obama hates them and is willing to destroy our economy to get rid of them.
I am guessing that Mexico tries to discourage it. Also, I seriously doubt our Democrat party wants it either. They don’t want to loose the vote fraud.
I live in the heart of Illegal Alien land in Southern California.
There has been no decrease in the number of illegals here.
The MSM thinks we’re stupid and can be manipulated.
Sadly, there are enough of us that are.
actually, Mexico’s 6 1/2% economic growth rate, as opposed to the Obama Depression, is really what is driving this.
Total lies and fabrication! I live in the third most populous city for wetbacks. Can you name where I live?
I’ve give you a big hint, it’s outside Mexico and has an open door policy for illegals, despite fiscal debt which mirrors the PIGGES
Economic climate combined with SB1070 (and more on the way) is really what's driving this.
Well, actually Southern California is in the midst of an upsurge in the illegals fleeing Arizona because of it’s clamp down on illegals.
Someone forgot to inform the illegals here in Texas. They’re still multiplying where I’m at.
Mexico because if one sneaks into Mexico you get three options.
I call BS on this article. They just don’t want it to be an issue.
I don’t think exiting a country to which you illegally immigrated is called emigration.-
The headline should read, "Mexicans Return to Home Country."
Too bad we were distributing the armaments to the cartel death squads that got so vicious. I don’t see how it is POSSIBLE to keep the people so confused about who’s in the right and who’s in the wrong.
“I smell propaganda..”
Of course. See how well Obama has done with illegal immigration? It has decreased. I don’t buy the 7 million (I think it is 30-40 million) and I don’t buy that they are packing up their stuff and leaving. Nope...
Funny you should ask that, I have heard if illegals have been living here for a while they do have to report to their consulate and fill out paperwork. Not sure if they are actually doing it or if they can be denied? Thought it was funny when I heard it, seems they need permission to return, so to speak.
Yes - TX is just SWAMPED ....
Thank you gov. Perry !
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