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Mexico leads in migrations
LA Times Blogs (La Plaza) ^ | April 16, 2007 | Marla Dickerson

Posted on 04/18/2007 7:59:49 AM PDT by LNewman

A World Bank report released Sunday shows that Mexico sends more migrants abroad than any other country on earth exceeding even the flows from nations that are much bigger, much poorer or convulsed by war and famine.

Two million Mexicans left their homeland between 2000 and 2005, according to the study, most of them to seek employment in the United States. China, whose population is more than 12 times larger than that of Mexico, saw 1.95 million of its citizens leave the country. More than 1.8 million Pakistanis left their homeland. Neighboring India produced 1.4 million migrants.

Economic migrants dwarfed the flows of refugees. For example, just over a half-million residents of Sudan fled that war-torn nation between 2000 and 2005, according to data from the World Bank's report, World Development Indicators 2007.

The northward flow of Mexicans to the United States is one of the largest exoduses in modern history. The equivalent of 10% of Mexico's population of 107 million people now resides north of the border, according to estimates.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigrantlist; immigration; mexico

1 posted on 04/18/2007 7:59:50 AM PDT by LNewman
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To: LNewman

They don’t think they are migrating - only moving back to the old neighborhood.


2 posted on 04/18/2007 8:02:43 AM PDT by The_Republican (So Dark The Con of Man)
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To: LNewman

If China was on our southern border, there would be a percentage of illegal Chinese here equal to or higher than the precentage of Mexicans who have immigrated here, legally and illegall. The only thing that is preventing our being overrun by Chinese illegal immigrants is the Pacific Ocean, and our overlords are looking for ways to change that. Check out the development of the port at Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico.


3 posted on 04/18/2007 8:02:46 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: The_Republican

When Mexcio owned what is now the Southwest U.S., Texas and California, there were fewer than 75,000 Mexicans (some put the number as low as 50,000) in the entire area.


4 posted on 04/18/2007 8:04:39 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: LNewman
Two million Mexicans left their homeland between 2000 and 2005, according to the study, most of them to seek employment in the United States.

2 million in 5 years? I think that number is woefully underestimated, if this Congressional report is valid:

New amnesty push likely in 07 by Bush, Dems
  Posted by Mount Athos
On 01/04/2007 7:32:40 AM CST · 14 replies · 209+ views


Marietta Daily Journal ^ | Wednesday, January 3 | D.A. King
Five years into the war on terror, most Americans desperately hoped 2006 would be "the year" for solutions to the long national nightmare of intentionally unsecured borders and the resulting illegal immigration crisis. For many, the dream was that at a minimum, we would begin to see border security and immigration law enforcement similar to what Mexicans still living in Mexico enjoy. It didn't happen. According to a report released in late 2006 by the House Committee of Homeland Security, up to 10 million people entered the United States illegally and un-inspected last year [2005]. Georgia watched as its population of...

5 posted on 04/18/2007 8:12:51 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: LNewman

Of course it’s the largest - there’s no penalty, no pushback ...

“exceeding even the flows from nations that are much bigger, much poorer or convulsed by war and famine”

Despite lower taxes, conservative SCOTUS appointees and the WOT - GWB’s stance on this invasion by illegals because they are poor and looking for a better life will forever stain his place in history.

It’s a betrayal of the American people.


6 posted on 04/18/2007 8:13:52 AM PDT by Let's Roll (As usual, following a shooting spree, libs want to take guns away from those who DIDN'T do it.)
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To: LNewman
Two million Mexicans left their homeland between 2000 and 2005, according to the study, most of them to seek employment in the United States.

A small percentage move here to "work". Most come for the freebies and to "reclaim territory they are taught was stolen from them". They are doing a damn good job of it here in the southwest. And our stupid local, federal governments and retailers are handing it to them.
7 posted on 04/18/2007 8:15:50 AM PDT by YellowRoseofTx
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To: The_Republican

They no more have any tie to the US southwest than I do to Africa or the Indian Subcontinent.


8 posted on 04/18/2007 8:16:16 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator

Try telling it to them....


9 posted on 04/18/2007 8:27:05 AM PDT by The_Republican (So Dark The Con of Man)
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To: 3AngelaD
When Mexcio owned what is now the Southwest U.S., Texas and California, there were fewer than 75,000 Mexicans (some put the number as low as 50,000) in the entire area

Virtually all of that number was in the lower Rio Grande valley. In California, the number never exceeded 7000 men, women and children of Spaniard or Mestizo descent.

The claim of "ownership" of the Southwest by Mexico was a farce at the time. Currently, they have a much stronger claim, which they will be undoubtedly asserting much more strenuously.

10 posted on 04/18/2007 8:31:22 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Regulator

Yes, according to the “logic” they are using, the Atzlan people should turn over this territory to the Native Americans. I am reminded of the oid joke where the Mexicans complain that the gringos stole the part of their country with all the good roads and schools.


11 posted on 04/18/2007 8:35:17 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: LNewman
The northward flow of Mexicans to the United States is one of the largest exoduses in modern history. The equivalent of 10% of Mexico's population of 107 million people now resides north of the border, according to estimates.

It's the socialism, stupid. The disparity in wealth between the two countries has always been there. In 1950's and early 60's there were lots of migrant workers, and it was never a problem. The problems started occurring after we granted noncitizens access to our social services. It was like erecting a giant electro-magnet to pick up all the debris within hundreds of miles of our southern border.

Erecting a wall will not solve the problem, it is merely a fruitless attempt to lock in our socialism. No socialist system can survive with open borders. So I say keep the borders open and let the socialism implode of its own weight, and then maybe we can reverse the tide. Otherwise it will just be bandaid after bandaid, where a tourniquet is needed, for years and years to come.

12 posted on 04/18/2007 8:43:28 AM PDT by massadvj
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To: 3AngelaD

Your homepage comment is the solution.....to pretty much all of the problems.


13 posted on 04/18/2007 9:06:08 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: LNewman; HiJinx; Spiff; janetgreen; blackie; B4Ranch; Jeff Head; Calpernia; All
A World Bank report released Sunday shows that Mexico sends more migrants abroad than any other country on earth

Yes, and they are sending their criminial element mostly, which is the greatest burden on their society. Much cheaper than cleaning up their own corruption.

14 posted on 04/18/2007 9:13:55 AM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: 3AngelaD

That’s because the comanches were tough customers to deal with. The people in New Mexico and Texas lived in fear of them for many years and even the soldiers of Mexico hated to make the trip up into New Mexico territory.


15 posted on 04/18/2007 9:29:43 AM PDT by calex59
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To: LNewman

Shocking!


16 posted on 04/18/2007 9:30:21 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: The_Republican
Try telling it to them...

The truth matters, their inability or unwillingness to acknowledge it notwithstanding.

17 posted on 04/18/2007 9:39:15 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: LNewman
Hi Newman, living here in Mexifornia, we could have told them that years ago, and they wouldn't have had to pay for a "study" on this subject.

CALIFORNIA IS ILLEGAL ALIEN HEAVEN, AND THE TAXPAYERS KNOW IT!!

If Bush won't send them back to Mexico (and we know he won't), I think they should all go live at the Crawford "Ranch" in Texas and join their "cowboy" friend.

18 posted on 04/18/2007 11:06:43 AM PDT by janetgreen (NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS)
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To: LNewman

My question is: When will it stop, and when will Mexico be sufficient enough to deal with it’s own economy?


19 posted on 04/18/2007 12:06:28 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Fred Thompson)
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To: LNewman; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!


20 posted on 04/18/2007 12:09:46 PM PDT by HiJinx (Ask me about Troop Support...)
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To: HiJinx

Interesting. BTTT.


21 posted on 04/18/2007 12:22:52 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: janetgreen
they should all go live at the Crawford "Ranch" in Texas and join their "cowboy" friend.

That paints a hilarious picture! Thanks for the laugh!

22 posted on 04/18/2007 12:52:59 PM PDT by LNewman
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To: LNewman

Two million? Someone can’t add.


23 posted on 04/18/2007 3:10:40 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Rick_Michael
When will it stop, and when will Mexico be sufficient enough to deal with it’s own economy?

It won't stop until we elect a president who isn't in bed with the globalists, including Mexico. Mexico might be able to deal with its economy if it is forced to do so, but as long as Mexico is able to export its poverty, disease, ignorance and dependence to America, it doesn't have to. They want us to take on their burden, and our own government has forced us to.

24 posted on 04/18/2007 4:38:02 PM PDT by janetgreen (NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS)
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To: Thud

ping


25 posted on 04/18/2007 5:02:52 PM PDT by Dark Wing
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To: HiJinx

Bttt!


26 posted on 04/18/2007 7:23:19 PM PDT by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: AuntB; All

“Yes, and they are sending their criminial element mostly, which is the greatest burden on their society”

Just like Carter and the Muriel boatlift.


27 posted on 04/18/2007 8:38:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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