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Old 08-02-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Latin American Herald Tribune - Mexican Remittances Climb 6.2%


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Mexicans living and working abroad sent home $11.85 billion in the first six months of the year, an increase of 6.2 percent from the same period in 2011, the country’s central bank said Wednesday.

Remittances from expatriates are Mexico’s second-largest source of foreign exchange after oil exports and help cover living expenses for millions of households. Most of the money is sent from the United States, where an estimated 12 million Mexicans live, about half of them undocumented migrants.
Most of the $11.85 BILLION is sent from the US within SIX MONTHS

Approximately 6 million illegal immigrants from Mexico live in the US.

We have record numbers of USCs on food stamps.

Unemployment rates aren't improving.

It's time to hold the government's feet to the fire and demand that immigration law be enforced.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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I thought it was against the law to send money that has not been taxed out of the country.. where is our law enforcement?
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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I thought it was against the law to send money that has not been taxed out of the country.. where is our law enforcement?
There is nothing in place to determine if money sent out of the country is taxed or not.

But we can count of IBMuseum to jump in and tell you that only 1/3 of the money is from illegals and the other 2/3rds is from US citizens and legal residents.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, ...............................

Maybe the jump is from tax returns? Sending the money back to the "children" they claim on their tax returns? A claim that probably only requires a forged birth certificate?
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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What does it matter? Is everyone here a neo-mercantilist or something?
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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What does it matter? Is everyone here a neo-mercantilist or something?
What does it matter?! Are you serious? I can think of many, many projects in this country that could benefit from the money sent to Mexico monthly. While they send billions to Mexico to support their economy, they are simultaneously bankrupting ours.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:10 PM
 
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It definitely makes you tend to think the administration is flat out lying when it tries to say immigration from Mexico is down.

Or what is going on? Are Mexicans the only ones getting big fat raises and such huge salary increases in this economy that they have that much more money laying around at the end of the month after expenses to send out of the country?

Kind of sad because many citizens are just barely getting by. But it sure does seem like it's got to be a lie that immigration is down, it makes no sense in light of the rapidly increasing remittances.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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What does it matter?! Are you serious? I can think of many, many projects in this country that could benefit from the money sent to Mexico monthly. While they send billions to Mexico to support their economy, they are simultaneously bankrupting ours.
How many California cities have declared bankrupcy and will not be paying their creditors? And they whine that they aren't collecting enough taxes in this economy and have to pay for so many services.

Well -- maybe they ought to go after some of this untaxed remittance money --- it's billions of dollars and mostly untaxed.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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It definitely makes you tend to think the administration is flat out lying when it tries to say immigration from Mexico is down.

Or what is going on? Are Mexicans the only ones getting big fat raises and such huge salary increases in this economy that they have that much more money laying around at the end of the month after expenses to send out of the country?

Kind of sad because many citizens are just barely getting by. But it sure does seem like it's got to be a lie that immigration is down, it makes no sense in light of the rapidly increasing remittances.
That is just the noise that Obama is making while he tries to float amnesty. The de-facto dream act added
to his Non enforcement policy is like a giant magnet for illegals.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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Latin American Herald Tribune - Mexican Remittances Climb 6.2%




Most of the $11.85 BILLION is sent from the US within SIX MONTHS

Approximately 6 million illegal immigrants from Mexico live in the US.

We have record numbers of USCs on food stamps.

Unemployment rates aren't improving.

It's time to hold the government's feet to the fire and demand that immigration law be enforced.
It is time to tax the wiring of funds to countries outside of the US at a cost prohibitive rate. The tax should be done at the time of transfer.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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How would taxes help? Californian citites and the state governmemt have exceeded their programs in scope beyond the needed. They should be allowed to flop to give incentive to politicians to live within their means. Giving them more tax money won't help them.

Likewise the feds would only scuandor the money.

At least these funds, when allowed to go freely abroad, are helping to invest in this areas. I thought people here wanted illegals to fix their home countries? Why the opposition to this then?
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