That giant sucking sound is Mexico drawing its citizens back from the USA.
This should scare you even more.
If they are not coming here for jobs, then what are they coming for?
Felons fleeing prison?
Yet Mexico counts on these expatriate poor to send back well over $20 billion in annual remittances — currently the third-largest source of Mexican foreign exchange.
Multibillion-dollar annual remittances from America fill a void that the Mexican government has created by not extending the sort of housing, education or welfare help to its own citizens that America provides to foreign residents.
In truth, many thousands of Mexicans flee northward not necessarily because there are no jobs, or because they are starving at home. America offers them far more upward mobility and social justice than does their own homeland. And for all the immigration rhetoric about race and class, millions of Mexicans vote with their feet to enjoy the far greater cultural tolerance found in the U.S.
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Zay doon’ come for zeee jobs.........
Zay com for de beenneefiiiits! Zee Obamaphones!
The unemployment rate is 5%, but what is the pay scale???
That might have a little something to think about.
If and when our economy improves, they WILL come flooding back in.
It's not about employment anymore. It's about free stuff.
Its a worldwide phenomena. Third world peoples whenever possible migrate toward Western Europe or North America. May be politically incorrect to state but, despite all the claims of racism, living with or in close proximity to whites leads to a much more secure and fulfilling life.
I asked about the purpose of the government agency he heads, since I had never heard of such a thing. He said its purpose is to increase the flow of Mexican nationals to the United States. I asked, Why?
"It serves Mexico's needs, he said, and ticked off a list of such things as remittances to Mexico of $10 billion a year, which is 30 percent of the Mexican GDP [gross domestic product]. It provides employment for an exploding population, it alleviates social instability due to rising unemployment and it provides training for Mexicans, ultimately repatriating those skills back to Mexico.
"I responded to his final aim - repatriation of trained and skilled Mexicans back into Mexico - and asked, Then your government would oppose amnesty for the illegal Mexicans in the United States?
"He cried, Oh no! We support amnesty totally. . . . by populating the United States with millions of Hispanics who are tied economically, politically and linguistically to Mexico, we are able to exert enormous influence and pressure on U.S. policy and its dealings with Mexico.
"President Vicente Fox believes the U.S. border is a figment of the imagination. In fact, Fox and/or members of his government stated at one point that the borders of Mexico extend much farther north than currently drawn on the map.
I didn’t see thanHansen maintains illegal immigration is decreasing. He is saying it may be justified less by a raw need for survival than it was in the past.
Probably the Mexican government promotes it in its efforts to take over the Southwest USA as “Aztlan”.
Meanwhile, everyone’s attention is diverted toward Trayvon Martin.
THAT photo is a border post?
They have more security at the entrance to Disney World.
There are two reasons for the dichotomy:
1. The mexican drug trade is booming; and
2. the socialist regime in Washington can't find their butts with both hands.
Libs have been trying to convince us of this for some time now. Why would anyone want to go back and live in that lawless, third world, hell hole? Immigrants come here and they see nirvana. They also learn that it is very easy to get on the welfare train.
The truth about Mexico is that it suffers from “Old Europe Disease”, in which there are two social classes: the very rich, who control everything; and the poor, or “everybody else”.
But that, by itself, is not a real problem or a divisive one. The real disease is that their very rich strive to remain an exclusive club, by keeping others out. Denying them earned promotion and wealth. “Keeping them down”
This is the real Old Europe Disease.
The mindset that if your are wealthy, unless your wealth is an island surrounded by a sea of poverty, it is somehow diminished. That in your mansion on the hill, unless you can look out your window at the poverty, and yes, hate filled protests at you and your wealth, your riches lose their savor.
You champagne loses its bubbles. Your caviar becomes bland. Your fine art looks dull. And all because there is a shortage of contrast between your wealth and everyone else’s poverty.
This is not limited to Mexico, either. You’ll notice that the great economics conferences are always held in great buildings in big cities, where the poor are incited to protest. Just once such a meeting was held in a grand castle in a rural area, and despite its luxury, it was not enjoyed.
Compare multi-billionaire Bill Gates to Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim. Gates has probably indirectly created a dozen or two billionaires, hundreds of multimillionaires, thousands or even tens of thousands of millionaires. He doesn’t mind one bit.
Carlos Slim has never intentionally or indirectly creates a single one, who wasn’t already a relative or close friend already wealthy. And Slim just doesn’t grasp why anyone with money would *allow* such an enrichment to happen.
Importantly, while Slim is a “King Midas” in Mexico, all of his investments in the US have been disasters. He just does not grasp how we do things here.
But this is the bottom line to Mexicans. No matter how smart, hard working, inventive or industrious they are, in Mexico they will never hit it big. They *must* come to America if they want to do that.
Those are government figures, so they're about as trustworthy as our own.
North of the border it remains stuck at over 7 percent...
7%? More like 15%!