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Young men in Mexico say the US no longer offers them a better future
The Guardian ^ | 04/26/2012 | Edward Helmore in Jalisco, Mexico

Posted on 04/26/2012 12:02:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

In a typical year, the young men in this agricultural region of western Mexico would have made the journey north to America. But not this year or for this generation: a better future across the border is a promise they no longer trust.

"For years, we dreamed of America, but now that dream is no good," says 18-year-old Pedro Morales, sitting in the elegant Spanish colonial square of Comala under the shadow of the spectacular Volcan de Fuego. "There are no jobs and too many problems. We don't want to go."

In an historic shift, the tide of immigration from Mexico to the US has stalled. Villages that were empty of young men are now full. A report published by the Pew Hispanic Center this week confirmed what was already anecdotally clear: the largest wave of immigration in US history has stalled and is now close to slipping into reverse.

Between 2005 and 2010, 1.4 million Mexicans immigrated to the United States, less than half the number that migrated between 1995 and 2000. At the same time, the number of Mexicans who moved to Mexico over the same period rose to 1.4 million, double the number over the previous five years.

Other research groups in the field say the narrowing gap in wages and relative costs of living between Mexico and the US, as well as improving education standards in Mexico, has tipped the calculation back.

"The great migration of the past five decades has been slowing for a decade," says Doug Massey, founder of the Mexican Migration Project at Princeton University. "We've been at a point of stasis since 2009."

On the US side, election year tough-on-immigration rhetoric has obscured the subtleties of the US-Mexico relationship.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; mexico; mexicoemigration; mexicoimmigration

1 posted on 04/26/2012 12:02:23 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I work with a guy from India and he says he would have been better off staying in New Delhi.

He's owned a couple of businesses and says that government makes it impossible for small business owners. There is much more freedom in India than in America.

2 posted on 04/26/2012 12:04:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A lot of young men AND WOMEN in America feel the same way. Imagine how our grandchildren and their grandchildren are going to feel. They’ve got one hell of a credit card bill they are going to have to pay off. Good job Barry!


3 posted on 04/26/2012 12:04:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is good news, and they report it as bad... MSM


4 posted on 04/26/2012 12:04:38 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bush's Obama's fault.
5 posted on 04/26/2012 12:05:23 PM PDT by moovova
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like our illegal alien problems are solved.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 12:07:44 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: SeekAndFind

The Mexican cartels are hiring.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 12:08:13 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: SeekAndFind

But but but I thought it was just impossible to repatriate these people? Remember “it is impossible to deport that many people” mantra? Good thing we DIDN”T listen to those amnesty shysters.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 12:14:27 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Let's pass voter ID...citizenship checks...severe,universal,fines for those who employ illegals.That should keep them all home.
9 posted on 04/26/2012 12:17:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good. Stay in mexico and fix your own corrupt country. We’ll try to do the same here, and it will be easier without millions of illegal aliens voting for RATs.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 12:22:50 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: SeekAndFind

We never OFFERED you a better future here. But you came and tried to TAKE it anyway.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 12:37:57 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably terrified to come here and get stuck living in LaRaza’s version of the Palestinian Authority...


12 posted on 04/26/2012 12:49:25 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Best news of the day.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 1:05:44 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: tickedoffnow

RE: Best news of the day.

Yes, until you stop and think a second time about the REASON why they don’t come to America anymore.... It’s because we are no longer the land of opportunity.

So, we ironically have to hope our economy continues to suck to solve our illegal immigration problems.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 1:09:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Unintended beneficial consequences of otherwise disastrous Obama regime.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 1:16:51 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is one of the ways God sometimes works; turning the evils’ talent against them.

The Communists have been so successful at destroying America, that they have created an economic ghetto, essentially driving away a key demographic-Hispanic criminals, who are critically important in keeping them in power.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 1:25:25 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: SeekAndFind
You know the country is in dire straits when illegal aliens decide it's more profitable to stay in a cesspool like mexico.
18 posted on 04/26/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Phantom Phixer

“But, but, they just want a pathway to citizenship! They just want to be part of our great, democratic melting pot and enjoy freedom and liberty and apple pie!”

No, 90% of them just wanted to steal low-skilled jobs from our teenagers ad working class, drive down wages, funnel money back to Mexico, and establish drug trading connections.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 2:05:46 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: forgotten man
The Mexican cartels are hiring.

So are American auto plants, in Mexico!

Recycling America's abandoned auto plants

Snip: …..The company had made parts for the Big Three automakers before the jobs were moved to Mexico last summer.

Audi is said to plan new car plant in Mexico

Snip: Volkswagen AG's Audi premium brand is expected to announce Wednesday a plan to build a new plant in Mexico that could start production of the Q5 compact sport-utility-vehicle in 2015, according to people familiar with the matter.

Honda announces new Mexican plant to build small cars for North America

Snip: Honda has just announced it will build a new assembly plant in a suburb of Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. This will be Honda's eighth assembly plant in North America and third in Mexico, and is being built for the production of "fuel-efficient subcompact vehicles" for the Mexican and North American markets.

Mazda constructs new plant in Mexico

Snip: The new plant will produce the Mazda2 and Mazda3 and will include both vehicle and engine assembly plants. It will commence operations in the fiscal year ending March 2014 and have an annual production capacity of 140,000 units.

20 posted on 04/26/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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If only this were true.........


21 posted on 04/26/2012 10:28:40 PM PDT by Godwin1
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