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Old 03-03-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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Foreign Policy: Reverse Migration Rocks Mexico

It's bad enough that the US economy is in a recession it's even worse that so many 100% legal immigrants from Mexico will have to return. Once this happens where will these law-abiding, green card-holding people receive free foreign tax payer-subsidized services? Where else can they send back remittances without being taxed?

There's only one option to solve this exodus: the US government needs to grant amnesty to all of them! It'll certainly increase the unemployment rate and strain our social services even further but this is a responsibility that is required of the US and its citizens in order to prove that they're not racist. If not, then I hope La Raza, the ACLU, MALDEF, LULAC, MEChA and other upstanding, non-biased, pro-law civil liberty groups file lawsuits in order to ensure that such a thing happens.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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Foreign Policy: Reverse Migration Rocks Mexico

It's bad enough that the US economy is in a recession it's even worse that so many 100% legal immigrants from Mexico will have to return. Once this happens where will these law-abiding, green card-holding people receive free foreign tax payer-subsidized services? Where else can they send back remittances without being taxed?

There's only one option to solve this exodus: the US government needs to grant amnesty to all of them! It'll certainly increase the unemployment rate and strain our social services even further but this is a responsibility that is required of the US and its citizens in order to prove that they're not racist. If not, then I hope La Raza, the ACLU, MALDEF, LULAC, MEChA and other upstanding, non-biased, pro-law civil liberty groups file lawsuits in order to ensure that such a thing happens.
This sounds like something one of our politicians would say.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Southern NH
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If the legal immigrants want to return to their country, so be it. What are we going to do, detain them? With so many legal immigrants going home, maybe fewer illegals will come here. Maybe more illegals will return home as well. No problem....
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Foreign Policy: Reverse Migration Rocks Mexico

It's bad enough that the US economy is in a recession it's even worse that so many 100% legal immigrants from Mexico will have to return. Once this happens where will these law-abiding, green card-holding people receive free foreign tax payer-subsidized services? Where else can they send back remittances without being taxed?

There's only one option to solve this exodus: the US government needs to grant amnesty to all of them! It'll certainly increase the unemployment rate and strain our social services even further but this is a responsibility that is required of the US and its citizens in order to prove that they're not racist. If not, then I hope La Raza, the ACLU, MALDEF, LULAC, MEChA and other upstanding, non-biased, pro-law civil liberty groups file lawsuits in order to ensure that such a thing happens.
1. Amnesty for illegal's ? Not so good. 2. Subsidized
services ? Bad 3. Un -employment / recession. Terrible 4. Sarcastic satire? priceless!!! Wish I could rep. you on that. Very funny.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:25 AM
 
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I know some of those people that are returning back to Mexico, are business owners in this country who are closing and taking their savings of 10-20 years with them. I'm sure they will live comfortably there. Our loss will be the jobs, salary and taxes they contributed to this economy.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I know some of those people that are returning back to Mexico, are business owners in this country who are closing and taking their savings of 10-20 years with them. I'm sure they will live comfortably there. Our loss will be the jobs, salary and taxes they contributed to this economy.
Frankly: Mexico needs that human capital very badly; we still have lots of folks here with a 'can-do' attitude.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I hope the immigrants that left Mexico poor, illiterate, and uneducated go back to Mexico able and willing to sustain themselves and do something about the sorry state of their own country. Hopefully, this turns into a win-win situation for everyone.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I know some of those people that are returning back to Mexico, are business owners in this country who are closing and taking their savings of 10-20 years with them. I'm sure they will live comfortably there. Our loss will be the jobs, salary and taxes they contributed to this economy.
Oh the humanity! No more street vendor hotdogs?
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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I know some of those people that are returning back to Mexico, are business owners in this country who are closing and taking their savings of 10-20 years with them. I'm sure they will live comfortably there. Our loss will be the jobs, salary and taxes they contributed to this economy.
Mexico will gain entrepreneurs with the experience and capital to start new businesses in Mexico creating jobs and generating wealth. The economic niche that their departure leaves in the US will quickly be filled by Americans, it is not like we have a shortage of people looking for work. Both sides win in a scenario like this.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Mexico will gain entrepreneurs with the experience and capital to start new businesses in Mexico creating jobs and generating wealth. The economic niche that their departure leaves in the US will quickly be filled by Americans, it is not like we have a shortage of people looking for work. Both sides win in a scenario like this.
Exactly right! They SHOULD return to improve their homeland. Maybe they can actually create good jobs and a solid middle class, in time, and help the poor in Mexico. Mexico AND the U.S. would benefit greatly if this happened.

The "jobs and taxes" they're leaving behind will be replaced. Not to worry! In fact, they probably got so many tax breaks and minority small business loans that the government likely owed them refunds every year.
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