I thought it was impossible to deport all these people? I thought there was no way for them the re-partriate. It was deemd impossible, remember?
Barone is whistling past the graveyard in support of Mittens, trying to take his OBL position off the table w/ conservatives.
(Article) Children of illegals born in the U.S., who are automatically U.S. citizens, don’t add to the illegal numbers.
Not technically, but they do add to the sociopolitical and wage-breaking problem, because they are still Mexican, culturally and attitudinally. Mexicans are the most culturally conservative immigrants we have, after Jews I would say. That means they'll vote straight-ticket Democratic for the next three, and probably as many as five, generations to come. They will also continue to resist the American value of seeking education to the maximum degree possible; the Mexican custom, dare I call it family duty, is to go to work as soon as old enough (in the teens) to help support the family.
His flat statement that Mexican immigration won't return with a pickup in U.S. economic activity is bootless, and surveys in Mexico completed recently flatly say he's wrong. The respondents who said they'd decided to stay home this year, all predicated their unwillingness to cross the border again on two things: A) bad employment prospects up here and B) tougher migration conditions, mostly in the form of increased squeezes by the cartels, but also in the form of police activity in e.g. Arizona.
Even without a big pickup in economic activity, a reduction of policing Stateside, or a relaxation of the cartels' geographical zone fees, would produce a reacceleration of illegal immigration.
Lastly, Barone fecklessly assumes that the U.S. OBL, momentarily standing down from mass importation of wage-breakers, won't turn to, oh, lessee .....the Chinese for example, or India, to make good their drafts of masses of semiskilled and unskilled labor, if the economy picks up and the Mexican migrant workers, for some reason, decided to continue to stay home.
Barone is begging the question on the real cause of the sociopolitical and demographic problem, and that is the big OBL employers, whose favorite candidate is Mitt Romney.