Mexican immigration is now net zero

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    The largest wave of immigration from a single country in the history of the United States has come to a halt, according to a report by the Pew Hispanic Center.

    In the past 40 years, more than 12 million Mexicans came to the U.S.

    But that migration flow has stopped - and possibly reversed, according to the report released today.

    Net Immigration From Mexico Falls To Zero - Possibly Less - Stephanie Czekalinski - NationalJournal.com
     
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    Its almost entirely explained by jobs; most of those people came to work, now there's no work, so they stopped coming and are leaving.
     
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    Actually looks like a rather fuzzy report. Data are "murky", even on the deportations (for which there should be official figures one would think), let alone on those coming into the country illegally (for which, per definition, there are no real official figures). All in all I wouldn't put too much store in such a fuzzy report.

    That being said, it would be a good thing if Mexico continued its development. Been to the country a year ago and I was quite impressed. Not sure it will continue to go as well when Calderon leaves office however.
     
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    Jan Brewer ruined Arizona's economy.
     
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    OR as Andy Borowitz put it:

     
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    Actually, I think the overall quality of life in the US is still considerably higher than in Mexico.
     
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    Border Problem Solved!

    Only 1,000,000 got in illegally!

    According to the Wahington Post, apprehensions are down to about 350,000 for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. Arizona Senator John McCain says the U.S. Border Patrol catches about one in four. So, for the year 1,400,000 people tried to cross the border illegally and 350,000 were stopped. That leaves 1,050,000 who made it. To say this is success is outrageous.

    How many illegals are really in the U.S.??? Immigration Counters.com - Live Counters, News, Resources
     
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    That's a ridiculous statement numbnuts. LOL!
     
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    Granny says, "Well, dat's good...

    ... border-hoppin' has finally flattened out...

    ... so how we gonna encourage the rest of `em to go back home?"
    :confused:
     

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