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Rick Perry thinks Mexico may have just solved America’s immigration problem
Washington Post ^ | 02/24/2014 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 02/24/2014 7:07:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind

If, a handful of years into the future, the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States has fallen sharply or zeroed out, the president will deserve all the credit. Mexico’s president, that is.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, no stranger to the tough debate over the nation’s immigration laws, thinks recent legislation passed by Mexico’s Congress, a major priority of President Enrique Pena Nieto, may have set in motion a reversal of the flow of undocumented immigrants northward. In a short time, Perry said in an interview Saturday, undocumented immigrants may be streaming back over the U.S.-Mexico border, headed for lucrative energy sector jobs back home.

“The landscape on immigration is fast changing,” Perry said. “My instinct is that immigration and immigration reform are going to be substantially less of a flashpoint than they have been in the last several years.”

The change, Perry predicted, will come as private investors begin taking stakes in Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil monopoly. In December, Mexico’s Senate ratified outlines of legislation that would allow private investment in the company, which could eventually lead to complete privatization. Outside analysts believe the new rules will eventually make Mexico one of the world’s largest oil producers.

The new jobs that result from the energy boom, Perry predicted, will attract immigrant labor that would otherwise come to the United States.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: energy; illegals; immigration; mexico; mexicojobs; oil; pemex; rickperry; texas
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1 posted on 02/24/2014 7:07:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

From Rick’s lips to God’s ears. :-)


2 posted on 02/24/2014 7:11:30 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ha! As long as there are subsidies for illegals to come, they will come. Free healthcare, tax deductions for all your kids outside the states, earned income tax credits, and more. Why would they stop coming?

At best the oil industry in Mexico will make a slight dent until we have a Tea Party President that OKs the Keystone Pipeline.

3 posted on 02/24/2014 7:13:09 AM PST by sr4402
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama will have to adjust by bringing in more Muslim refugees from wars caused by Muslims.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 7:13:52 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Who says God doesn’t work on mysterious ways?


5 posted on 02/24/2014 7:14:09 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

He may not be a great political debater but, in my view, this governor would be one fine president of the USA!


6 posted on 02/24/2014 7:14:15 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: jsanders2001

Who says God doesn’t work in mysterious ways?


7 posted on 02/24/2014 7:14:44 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind
There will be no solution as long as both parties continue to funnel taxpayer money at illegals and their families.

A paycheck for nothing will attract better than a paycheck for an honest days work anytime.

8 posted on 02/24/2014 7:14:47 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

OK, so this will take working illegal immigrants to Mexico. That will not ease the amazing burden of illegal immigrants that are here to get all their free stuff, which is at least half of the problem.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 7:15:58 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: SeekAndFind

If this comes to pass, can you imagine American oil workers heading to Mexico for jobs?


10 posted on 02/24/2014 7:17:00 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: SeekAndFind

We’ll see.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 7:17:16 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have always said that the solution had to come with reform in the Mexican government.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 7:17:50 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

I hope this happens before the Prez election in 2016. I want to stand at the border and count how many of their “base” votes the Dems are losing as they cross the Rio Grande one at a time.


14 posted on 02/24/2014 7:18:11 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s another reason for this to happen too - the simple lack of jobs in the US. They came here to work and earn enough money to send back to support family in Mexico. Check the out-migration stats...


15 posted on 02/24/2014 7:18:53 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Texas resident

If this comes to pass, can you imagine American oil workers heading to Mexico for jobs?


Doubtful. Mexico has very harsh immigration laws designed to keep foreign workers out. Outside of engineers and specialty positions in their oil business the general labor will not be foreign.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 7:19:09 AM PST by volunbeer
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To: SeekAndFind
The new jobs that result from the energy boom, Perry predicted, will attract immigrant labor that would otherwise come to the United States.

Don't put up too big of fence. We might have to sneak across it for jobs and a government which supports a militia fighting back against criminals... well, grudgingly after a couple of missteps. < /sarc, but maybe not in the future>

17 posted on 02/24/2014 7:19:13 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
From Rick’s lips to God’s ears. :-)

Indeed. If true, it also puts the lie to the only alternative to amnesty is brute force deportation. Reverse the magnet and they'll leave on their own. Incentives rule.

On the other hand, LA Times - More youths crossing U.S.-Mexico border alone :

"The flood of undocumented immigrants has slowed compared to five years ago — likely due to tighter border enforcement and the economic downturn in the U.S. — but in its place is a new immigration surge even more confounding: children and teenagers traveling through the rugged border lands into south Texas, lured by the promise of safety. Up to 120 unaccompanied youths are arriving each day, officials say, a number that has tripled over the last five years and that by some estimates could soon reach 60,000 a year."

18 posted on 02/24/2014 7:19:14 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: sr4402
Correct. And for every one in Mexico who decides the trip is no longer worth waiting, there will be ten in Guatemala or Bangladesh or some other third world hell hole who will take their places.

There is too much carrot and not enough stick.

Guatemala shares a border with Belize, an English speaking pleasant and relatively prosperous country which few of them choose to immigrate to. Why do you suppose that is?

19 posted on 02/24/2014 7:19:51 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any guesses at who steps up to “partner” with PEMEX? China will be first in line, and undoubtedly will supply their own workers.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 7:20:41 AM PST by moehoward
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To: SeekAndFind
Immigrants, legal and illegal, are coming from places other than Mexico. We bring in 1.2 million LEGAL IMMIGRANTS a year, so even if there were a zeroing out of illegal immigration, we would still have major problems.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 7:23:13 AM PST by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind
Problem is, thanks to Obama’s failed Socialism experiment and his enviro-whacko schemes, Americans will now have to cross the Rio Grande to find work in Mexico.
22 posted on 02/24/2014 7:23:22 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Do you think that Obama’s illegal backdoor amnesty for the “Dreamers” has anything to do with more “children” entering the US illegally? When you reward something, you get more of it.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 7:26:03 AM PST by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

Governor Perry tries entirely too hard to find reasons to minimize the illegal alien problem. His remarks on the issue tanked his presidentail bid in 2012 during the first debate or two in which he participated. A lot of “heartless” voters probably remember.

And here he goes again. If he could break this border state politician, pandering habit, he might become a viable presidential candidate.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 7:26:04 AM PST by Will88
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To: skeeter
A paycheck for nothing will attract better than a paycheck for an honest days work anytime.

I can remember years ago looking out from my house in Mass. surrounded by snow and miserable cold, and wondering why immigrants from warm climates would be in such great numbers in the Boston area.
What's the attraction? What's here that they haven't got in the warm area they left. The answer, Free money free health care, free rent etc.
Kalifornia is even better as the climate is much nicer.- Tom

25 posted on 02/24/2014 7:26:08 AM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: SeekAndFind

...so, our fate of being a sovereign nation is in the hands of a failed state after all, not our own political leadership protecting America by enforcing its own laws. Thanks for clearing that up, Rick.


26 posted on 02/24/2014 7:29:23 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: kabar

RE: We bring in 1.2 million LEGAL IMMIGRANTS a year, so even if there were a zeroing out of illegal immigration, we would still have major problems.

Depends on the type of LEGAL immigrants we’re getting. If they are entrepreneural, brainiacs, educated, law abiding, and willing to assimilate and obey our laws, I don’t see any problems with that.


27 posted on 02/24/2014 7:31:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Capt. Tom
Of course politicians are slobbering over the hispanic vote (as if it were monolithic) but the Governor seems not to understand that there is an army of government bureaucrats at the federal and state levels who see illegals as job security.

They would just as soon see them go home as they would lay themselves off.

Something needs to be done about them first. I would suggest a great big tax cut, starve and shrink the beast, but after the past 6 years of government spending I doubt we'll see another tax cut in our lifetime.

28 posted on 02/24/2014 7:32:30 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
I wouldn't have a problem with entrepreneural, brainiacs, educated, law abiding immigrants willing to assimilate and obey our laws, unless they are socialists.

I have a big problem with those.

29 posted on 02/24/2014 7:34:32 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
Depends on the type of LEGAL immigrants we’re getting. If they are entrepreneural, brainiacs, educated, law abiding, and willing to assimilate and obey our laws, I don’t see any problems with that.

But, in large part, they're not. Thanks to Teddy Kennedy's immigration law, they're largely third world relatives of third worlders who immigrated here previously.

30 posted on 02/24/2014 7:35:03 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: kabar
That chart is why America is finished. 100 million new citizens in twenty years and almost all of them from Third world pits. Third world people with Third world ways.

And it really is the fault of George "New World Order" Bush and his two reprobate sons, Bill and Dumbya.

31 posted on 02/24/2014 7:36:37 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You mean Mexicans for Climate Change? Without question Obama will make their trip back very difficult.


32 posted on 02/24/2014 7:38:29 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: Truth29

Already the top language of immigrants is arabic.


33 posted on 02/24/2014 7:38:31 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: SeekAndFind

Sound more like wishful thinking than fact.


34 posted on 02/24/2014 7:38:41 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess it comes down to how you define a ‘nation’. If it is almost exclusively defined in financial terms then let’s just do away with our borders. However if a nation is largely defined by its people and culture then Houston we have problem.


35 posted on 02/24/2014 7:40:32 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: kabar

The numbers in the table are cumulative, about 40 million legal immigrants added to our population since pre-1990 through 2010?


36 posted on 02/24/2014 7:42:16 AM PST by Will88
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37 posted on 02/24/2014 7:43:14 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mexico’s economic growth rate is around 6% per year.
If they can get the violence from the cartels under control, they may have a problem with American illegals in a few years.


38 posted on 02/24/2014 7:44:17 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

It seems to me that Mexico is encouraging its lowest strata of society to go to the USA.


39 posted on 02/24/2014 7:47:29 AM PST by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind
The new jobs that result from the energy boom, Perry predicted, will attract immigrant labor that would otherwise come to the United States.
So, immigrants illegals in Mexico will stay there to work, and illegals in the US will move back to Mexico ... both groups giving up the US gravy train?
40 posted on 02/24/2014 7:49:06 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ironically the onerous regulations imposed by our own government has pulled Mexico's economy from a third world dungheap to...almost...industrialized nation status. I visited Mexico in the late 1980’s and it was as most people still think of Mexico, garbage in streets, unpaved roads, ramshackle huts. I went back last year on business and was amazed, except for the Spanish, you would think you were in any major American city/suburbs. Now I'm sure once you got out of into the rural areas you would still see the problems and poverty, but they've come a long way.
41 posted on 02/24/2014 7:53:02 AM PST by apillar
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To: SeekAndFind

I pretty much discount anybody taking credit for it, instead, we should consider who to blame for it.

To start with, former Coca-Cola executive and Mexican President Vincente Fox. He, along with US President W. Bush and others in their cabal, formulated the Plan Puebla Panama, now known as “The Mesoamerica Project”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoamerica_Project

All the vile multinational corporations and internationalist politicians thought this was a great idea, to make the Americas much like a “super-European Union”. That’s right, they actually wanted (and still do) that.

And true to form with such schemes, everything that could go wrong with it, did. That is, except the parts that hurt people.

The basic concept was to turn southern Mexico into the hemispheric trade nexus, of air, sea and land commerce, both highways and railroads.

But to do this, Mexico first had to kick all the Indians out of southern Mexico. So Vincente Fox basically said to them: go North, to the border, to work in the factories, or better yet, keep going into the US.

Immediately, there was a huge influx of illegal aliens, for which W. Bush wrung his hands, but did nothing, since the Chamber of Commerce (that include multinational corporations) types are all in favor of cut rate labor from “semi-illegal” aliens.

However, nature intervened to again whup nurture, or in this case, internationalist schemes.

Suddenly the Mexican birthrate has plummeted from high growth, the just sustainability, at about 2.3 children per family. This means that if nobody does anything, in a decade the illegal alien problem would drop like a rock anyway. That is, the number of illegal aliens from Mexico would be small enough that they would not impact our economy.

Almost needless to say, the Chamber of Commerce clowns are very unhappy about this, because it will also cut off their supply of “semi-illegal” labor. So likely right now, they are scheming some way of boosting the number of illegal aliens from some other country or countries.


42 posted on 02/24/2014 7:54:03 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: sr4402
Exactly!

One of Mexico's largest exports is illegals to the USA.

One of Mexico's largest imports is money from those illegals in the USA.

Mexico isn't going to give that up. Last year's return from the illegals in the USA was $21.6 Billion.

Illegal Aliens Sent $21.6 BILLION in Cash Back to Mexico in 2013

43 posted on 02/24/2014 7:55:35 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Will88
Yep. Right now there are about 45 million foreign-born in this country. These are cummulative numbers since immigrants die or return home while others enter. This is a net figure. The last decade was the highest in US history.

In 1970 one in 21 was foreign-born, today it is one in 8, the highest in 90 years; and within a decade it will be one in 7, the highest in our history.


44 posted on 02/24/2014 7:56:34 AM PST by kabar
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Good news if it were only true. The stream across the border to Texas is never ending and appears to be increasing. Parts of Texas are just overwhelmed by illegals, most of which cannot speak any or very little English, are unskilled and uneducated.


45 posted on 02/24/2014 7:58:40 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Bush 41 did double the number of legal immigrants by increasing the cap, but the 1965 Immigration Act is what changed this country forever. The vast majority of our immigrants now come from the Third World. 87% of them are minorities as classified by the USG.


46 posted on 02/24/2014 7:59:27 AM PST by kabar
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To: Vigilanteman
It's not just Mexicans who are enticed to illegal immigration. It is just easier for them.

And of course the Democrats and the RINOs want their illegal votes.

47 posted on 02/24/2014 8:01:43 AM PST by sr4402
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To: SeekAndFind
...undocumented immigrants may be streaming back over the U.S.-Mexico border, headed for lucrative energy sector jobs back home.

Progs/RATs/Democrats:

"We must finish the Mexican Border Fence NOW to stem the tide of Mexicans!!!"


48 posted on 02/24/2014 8:05:13 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: sr4402

Exactly. I heard they make up around 70% of the illegal immigrants. But that is just because they are close. If those numbers fall, the open borders lobby has plenty of other places from which to recruit.


49 posted on 02/24/2014 8:05:27 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: sr4402

YOU are correct
and thishis is exactly why Perry is an idiot

“Ha! As long as there are subsidies for illegals to come, they will come. Free healthcare, tax deductions for all your kids outside the states, earned income tax credits, and more. Why would they stop coming?


50 posted on 02/24/2014 8:05:36 AM PST by RWGinger
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