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Strong border controls and a lack of jobs prompt mass emigration of illegal Mexicans from the U.S.
dailymail ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Mexico; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; aliens; arizona; border; borderwars; buildtheborderwall; california; economy; illegals; immigration; mexico; newmexico; obama; selfdeportation; texas

1 posted on 04/24/2012 6:42:57 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Mexico is more appealing than Obama’s America I guess.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 6:45:45 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: traumer

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.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 6:47:55 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: traumer

It’s the growing movement to ban leaf blower machines. The rake takes too much muscle for them.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 6:48:14 AM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: traumer

Sure hasn’t dropped in Houston. Just try to find a fast food joint where the employees speak unaccented English - or English at all.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 6:48:14 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: MNDude

6 posted on 04/24/2012 6:48:48 AM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: traumer

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.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 6:49:10 AM PDT by The Free Engineer
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To: MNDude
One of my high school classmates retired to a villa on the beach in Cancun. He seems to be living well and never sees snow.
8 posted on 04/24/2012 6:50:25 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: traumer

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.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 6:51:46 AM PDT by BeckB
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To: traumer

This WILL cut some Obama votes in Nov.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 6:53:00 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: traumer
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.

There are at least 30 million, probably closer to 40 million illegals in the U.S.

11 posted on 04/24/2012 7:08:38 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: traumer

Enforce immigration laws, and the exodus will become a flood.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 7:10:15 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Nothing is more enlightening than truth. Nothing is darker than mendacity.)
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To: traumer

Strong border controls?

What country are they referring to?


13 posted on 04/24/2012 7:11:50 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: traumer

Is it illegal for illegals to sneak across the border back into Mexico?


14 posted on 04/24/2012 7:21:11 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: traumer
If you destroy our economy, the illegals will leave. So, that was Obama's plan all along?

Someone should tell the Democrat voting population that Obama hates them and is willing to destroy our economy to get rid of them.

15 posted on 04/24/2012 7:33:52 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 7:38:11 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: traumer

Another lie.

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.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 7:51:38 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: MNDude

actually, Mexico’s 6 1/2% economic growth rate, as opposed to the Obama Depression, is really what is driving this.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 7:53:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: momtothree

Total lies and fabrication! I live in the third most populous city for wetbacks. Can you name where I live?


19 posted on 04/24/2012 8:12:19 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: momtothree

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


20 posted on 04/24/2012 8:14:21 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"actually, Mexico’s 6 1/2% economic growth rate, as opposed to the Obama Depression, is really what is driving this."

Economic climate combined with SB1070 (and more on the way) is really what's driving this.

21 posted on 04/24/2012 8:21:48 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, actually Southern California is in the midst of an upsurge in the illegals fleeing Arizona because of it’s clamp down on illegals.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 8:22:08 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: traumer

Someone forgot to inform the illegals here in Texas. They’re still multiplying where I’m at.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 8:25:24 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism is not a party slogan, but a mindset guided by core values and walking the walk.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Mexico because if one sneaks into Mexico you get three options.
1.Jail
2.Deported
3.Shot


24 posted on 04/24/2012 9:31:11 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: momtothree
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.

Same here...I don't buy this Barbara Streisand...Why would anyone go back to that toilet??? Even with a tight job market here, it beats living in a third world country in a civil war with the drug cartels.

I smell propaganda here.
25 posted on 04/24/2012 9:37:00 AM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: traumer

I call BS on this article. They just don’t want it to be an issue.


26 posted on 04/24/2012 10:04:35 AM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: traumer

I don’t think exiting a country to which you illegally immigrated is called emigration.-


27 posted on 04/24/2012 10:05:19 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: traumer
Strong border controls and a lack of jobs prompt mass emigration of illegal Mexicans from the U.S.

The headline should read, "Mexicans Return to Home Country."

28 posted on 04/24/2012 10:07:42 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rottndog

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.


29 posted on 04/24/2012 10:09:44 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: rottndog

“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...


30 posted on 04/24/2012 10:46:03 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: traumer; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

31 posted on 04/24/2012 11:24:20 AM PDT by HiJinx (A Higher Power is otherwise known as a false god.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


32 posted on 04/24/2012 11:39:18 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: TADSLOS

Yes - TX is just SWAMPED ....

Thank you gov. Perry !


33 posted on 04/24/2012 1:23:05 PM PDT by traumer
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