Skip to comments.Young men in Mexico say the US no longer offers them a better future
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.
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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.
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!
This is good news, and they report it as bad... MSM
Sounds like our illegal alien problems are solved.
The Mexican cartels are hiring.
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.
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.
We never OFFERED you a better future here. But you came and tried to TAKE it anyway.
Probably terrified to come here and get stuck living in LaRaza’s version of the Palestinian Authority...
Best news of the day.
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.
Unintended beneficial consequences of otherwise disastrous Obama regime.
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.
“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.
So are American auto plants, in Mexico!
Snip: ..The company had made parts for the Big Three automakers before the jobs were moved to Mexico last summer.
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.
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.
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.