Since our economy is starting to emulate Mexico’s, why would they take they trouble to leave home?
Thanks. The damage has already been done.
Because most of them are already here!
Since they’ve accomplished ruining a once great nation why bother coming here? In another 4 years we’ll be the same kind of banana republic cess pool that they came from.
Relax, the future President, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is scouring the souks of Arabia for maladjusted youths to bring in as immigrants.
At least Obama accomplished solving the immigration issue. He made the United States worse that Mexico to live in.
It could be because Mexico’s unemployment rate is hovering around 5%, whereas the US’s unemployment rate is hovering just below 8%.
This from the guy who projected a comfortable victory for Romney? Color me skeptical.
it will be a flood if there is amnesty
I’m not going to get pulled into believing this...
could be a setup to more willingly accept amnesty. The fact is that the border is STILL unsecured and a virtual welcome mat exists of govt handouts. Any lag today will reverse in spades after a 2013 amnesty, in preparation for the one after that...
The deal on this lie.
“Illegal Immigrants” must not be part of the reported immigrants he is talking about. Legal immigrants won’t need amnesty.
“...Mexico has become a predominantly middle-class country, ...”
BS Alert, 20% of Mexico is middle class to upper middle class to wealthy, 50% is lower middle class (similar to our welfare class), 30% is in extreme poverty.
Many of those in the 50% lower middle class hold 2 to 3 jobs and struggle to make ends meet.
Mexico is still a 3rd world country with no hope to be anything other than a 3rd world country for a long time. There is nothing economic or societal that would propel Mexico to be a Japan or Germany. Even their petroleum resources are limited. Their economy inspires no innovation, no industrial growth, no natural resource to tap into to start an advancing bonanza. There’s just no there there.
Mexico offers only cheap labor to the world and even that is not competitive with Asia, other nations in Central and South America.
Barone is getting ready to peddle a book. His reputation as a sharp, precise and insightful analyst is wobbling, especially coming off election predictions that were so far out to lunch that any respect accorded him for his broad acumen has left the field.
I think he is also a sympathizer with the pro-gay crowd. He supports gay marriage.
Wasn’t the main reason behind REALLY prosecuting those that hired illegals, enforce the rental laws etc...
If your relatives come to visit you at Thanksgiving and around New Years they are trying to sell their car and suggesting new colors for ‘their’ room, do you suddenly make things a little difficult for them or do you buy the car from them and let them use it, while THEY are still living in YOUR home?
When is the treatment of American citizens in Mexico and their rights vs US treatment of Mexicans going to be an issue when we discuss amnesty ?
Ever hear of reciprocal aggrements ? These are arranged to protect the rights of American citizens working or living in other countries.
Why is it when it comes to citizens of other countries we are required to offer them the same privledges as we do to US citizens? But when it comes to US citizens who get in trouble or attempt to do business in other countries they do not get the same treatment their citizens get.
Americans cant own coast land in Mexico. And get no title to it elsewhere. If they run out of cash theyll get unceremoniously sent back or put in jail untill some relative comes up with the fresh. Thats just for starters as for granting them voting privledges yea lets give Mexican citizens that right when American citizens vote in their elections .
“When a behavior is rewarded, you get more of it.” From your comment on the thread, `Why Work Anyway.’
Here’s a classic example of why this country is on the skids: It’s bad enough that we have to support a native class of deadbeats; now we’re saddled with Mexico’s cast-offs.
They are actually educated on how to be parasites in this country, by their government on how to get here, and stay here, and then by our government on how to apply for the numerous welfare programs available. Recently we have seen Mexicans so brazen in their contempt for our laws that they stand in public and say, “Arrest me!” and then they walk away.
And all the while our 5th column—the MSM—gives them cover by assuring Americans, gosh, they really aren’t a problem anymore: “Is mass migration from Mexico to the United States a thing of the past? At least for the moment, it is.” and this from National Review, purportedly a conservative magazine.
So it isn’t the Soviets, this time, selling us the rope by which we hang ourselves. It’s our own countrymen doing it. We continue the great experiment in whether or not men and women are capable of governing themselves by setting forth that we intend to reward failure and penalize success, like the failed Soviet Union.
Now that’s a recipe for the disaster that’s coming for us, that could have been addressed, but now it’s just a matter of time. Why should we work. Indeed. Why be a party to this ongoing travesty. Shackle some other sucker to your wagon, Nobama. I won’t help pay for your socialist paradise.
Nations fail from within, not from without. Edward Gibbon
At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume I, “Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois (January 27, 1838), p. 109.
Pew Hispanic Center, huh? Relying on them for these stats is pure folly. Lets see how long it takes PHC to call for more open immigration from messyco or relaxing the rules.