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    Mexican Data Shows Migration to U.S. in Decline

    The horrible economy does have a silver lining in it, after all. Illegal immigration is way down. Other factors, such as stepped up factory raids, and increase border patrols are helping, but the economy in general is responsible for the major portion of the reduction.



    This does give us a window of opportunity. Hit employers who hire illegals harder, and lets have an incentive for more illegals to return home. After all, once the economy begins its upturn, it would be nice to not see them come back, except in a LAWFUL manner. And also, in this economy, let's make sure that we are putting Americans and LEGAL immigrants to work, and not reward those who break the law.

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    Re: Mexican Data Shows Migration to U.S. in Decline

    There are indeed good trends to be seen. Mexican, untrained workers are definitely not what this country needs. I am more for the immigration of legal, scientifically trained workers, as the numbers of these immigrants are in decline as well. The U.S. research and development market relies heavily on Chinese and Indian immigrants for a source of scientists, as many American kids are turning to other professions. I would much rather have homegrown scientists, but if we fail to attract foreign ones we will slip in our position in the world.

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    Re: Mexican Data Shows Migration to U.S. in Decline

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    Re: Mexican Data Shows Migration to U.S. in Decline

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This does give us a window of opportunity. Hit employers who hire illegals harder, and lets have an incentive for more illegals to return home. After all, once the economy begins its upturn, it would be nice to not see them come back, except in a LAWFUL manner. And also, in this economy, let's make sure that we are putting Americans and LEGAL immigrants to work, and not reward those who break the law.
    This is hardly surprising. Immigration patterns have reflected economic circumstance since the dawn of history.

    However, it would be naive to think that when the economy turns up that illegal immigration will not track that trend closely. So long as the US economy has more to offer than those south of the Rio Grande, there will be people willing to risk much to partake of its bounty.

    There only two ways to permanently end illegal immigration: 1) drop all immigration restrictions and welcome everybody without reservation; 2) drive economic levels on both sides of the border to parity, so that there is no compelling advantage to be gained by coming here. Neither course seems particularly palatable as a matter of public policy.

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    Re: Mexican Data Shows Migration to U.S. in Decline

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    There only two ways to permanently end illegal immigration: 1) drop all immigration restrictions and welcome everybody without reservation; 2) drive economic levels on both sides of the border to parity, so that there is no compelling advantage to be gained by coming here. Neither course seems particularly palatable as a matter of public policy.
    I don't think dropping ALL immigration restrictions is a requirement. We could greatly decrease illegal immigration by making the path of work visa's easier and faster. Instead of having millions of illegal immigrants in the country we can have million of legally documented non-citizen workers. Of course this won't eliminate illegal immigration either as there still be those that wish to commit tax fraud. Though that's a problem that is not exclusive to an individuals citizenship or immigration.
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    Re: Mexican Data Shows Migration to U.S. in Decline

    Mexico must be running out of people.
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    Re: Mexican Data Shows Migration to U.S. in Decline

    What other countries do Mexicans go to? That graph says the total that leave for other countries, not the United States.

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    Re: Mexican Data Shows Migration to U.S. in Decline

    That data could also indicate a drop in Mexican emigration because they are all already here in the U.S.

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    I thought I said that.
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