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Illegals Returning to Mexico

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RightHand, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member


    Illegal Immigrants Returning to Mexico in Record Numbers

    Friday , August 22, 2008
    By Kris Gutierrez
    Fox News
    <script type="text/javascript"></script> DALLAS —
    Illegal immigrants are returning home to Mexico in numbers not seen for decades — and the Mexican government may have to deal with a crush on its social services and lower wages once the immigrants arrive. The Mexican Consulate's office in Dallas is seeing increasing numbers of Mexican nationals requesting paperwork to go home for good, especially parents who want to know what documentation they'll need to enroll their children in Mexican schools.
    "Those numbers have increased percentage-wise tremendously," said Enrique Hubbard, the Mexican consul general in Dallas. "In fact, it's almost 100 percent more this year than it was the previous two years."
    The illegal immigrant population in the U.S. has dropped 11 percent since August of last year, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. Its research shows 1.3 million illegal immigrants have returned to their home countries.
    Some say illegal immigrants are leaving because a soft economy has led to fewer jobs, causing many laborers to seek work elsewhere.
    Others argue that a tough stance on immigration through law enforcement has spread fear throughout the illegal population.
    "There's no question there's a variety of suggestions that people are in fact returning," said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies. "Remittances, which is the money immigrants send home to Mexico, have gone down dramatically over the past year. Again, probably part the economy, but also part enforcement, leading to fewer people being here."
    Advocates for immigrants are disturbed by the trend. Albert Ruiz, an organizer for the League of United Latin American Citizens, agrees that more undocumented immigrants are going home — but says families are being torn apart in the process.
    If a father is deported, Ruiz says, his family members in America are forced either to fend for themselves or follow him to a country where they've never even lived.
    "So the mother is saying we should return home with the breadwinner of the family to Mexico, and the children are saying, I don't want to leave, I'm a U.S. citizen, I don't know that country," said Ruiz.
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon plans to help returning nationals by providing food, medical care and temporary shelter if needed. But reports are already out in Mexico that the large number of illegal immigrants returning home could drive down wages and put pressure on social services — the same concerns many Americans have with illegals living and working in the U.S.
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Adios ......................[chopper]
  3. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out.[boozingbuddies][beer][dancindevil]
  4. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    After the parasitic tick is engourged with the blood of it's host and cannot suck anymore, it falls off of the host.
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Globalization of joblessness and poverty. Hm. Well. What a mess they are leaving behind, however welcome the departure is. Sorta like a bad brother-in-law's brats.
  6. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    This article makes it sound like they're gone for good - if only that were true. The sick part is they can come back anytime, and they will.

    Good one E.L.!
  7. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Bush solved the illegal immigration problem!!!!!!!!

    Just make the economy so bad, they all go home.
  8. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Maybe there is actually a bright side to high fuel prices afterall!!!!
  9. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Krieg Hündchen

    Yes, and I think it will probably affect out-sourcing as well because of shipping costs.
  10. ssbn642blue

    ssbn642blue It's this or the chip

    +1 It's about time too. I'm tired of paying, and paying, and paying...
  11. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    In a way its a bit unnerving though. It brings to mind pictures of rats running from a burning building or jumping off a sinking ship perhaps before the other inhabitants even see the problem.
  12. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Good call MM!
  13. BigO01

    BigO01 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    They planned on being citizens and firmly planted on the dole by now and with their numbers being doubled with the family members they would have been able to bring in under all of the Amnesty bills that were floated about and pushed by Bush .

    Now with America on the cusp of being taken over by the blacks they don't quite have the numbers to win the coming war especially when they themselves have pushed blacks too far and it could start with a White/black combined effort to push them out of our country .

    There's a serious "Payback Time" attitude in the air and the Mexicans are the ones who have most recently abused the blacks and they know it and are afraid of the repercussions .
  14. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Krieg Hündchen

    I would buy into that. Good insight.
  15. 13BRAVO

    13BRAVO "Hit the ground running!"

    Who's gonna cut my grass now?
  16. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Krieg Hündchen

    Well, if we cut the welfare roles, all of the people living in Section 8 housing will have to do it.[ROFL]
  17. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hell cutting the grass at a nearby comunity college and some residential yards with a friend of our has been all of my income this summer.....well at least the easiest part, also have bucked about 5k bails of hay so far with more to come and that generaly works out under minimum wage with 12-15 cents/bail.
  18. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    To heck with digging ditches and working in all our food plants. They're going to work for Drug Cartels, and make the big money.
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