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Old 08-22-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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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.


FOXNews.com - Illegal Immigrants Returning to Mexico in Record Numbers - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News


Hooray!
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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I saw this coming. Ailing economy > Labor jobs decreasing > new laws > They go home.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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I saw this coming. Ailing economy > Labor jobs decreasing > new laws > They go home.
Attrition through enforcement, IT WORKS!
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Agree with everyone on this thread

Best part is it is a humane way to 'clean house'
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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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.
Now, the Mexican government will get a taste of their own medicine.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I saw this coming. Ailing economy > Labor jobs decreasing > new laws > They go home.
Absolutely, Californio . . . and yet, "the experts" insisted self-deportation would never happen.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Now, the Mexican government will get a taste of their own medicine.
Ain't THAT the TRUTH!?!?!?!?
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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In the words of the late great Jackie Gleason . . . . "HOW SWEET IT IS!"
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:09 PM
 
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In the words of the late great Jackie Gleason . . . . "HOW SWEET IT IS!"
And I bet Cesar Chavez would be saying that same thing if he were here today.

RIP patriot.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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And I bet Cesar Chavez would be saying that same thing if he were here today.

RIP patriot.
Yes he would. I'm sure he'd be pretty disgusted with the current state of things as well.
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