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Old 07-12-2009, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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CONCEPCION CHIQUIRICHAPA, Guatemala - Leaving Guatemala 12 years ago was the hardest thing Carlos Sanchez had ever done. Until he decided to come back.


Sanchez still remembers the day he left home: saying goodbye to his parents; leaving his friends; that last tear-stained glimpse of his sweet mountain village in western Guatemala as the bus carried him over the ridge to an uncertain life in "the north." Painful, anxious times.
But not as hard as the return trip. When Sanchez, 36, arrived back in Central America recently, after living a third of his life as an illegal immigrant in suburban Washington, he stepped off the flight from Dulles International Airport into a cultural no man's land. He had been an outlaw migrant in one country; now he was a native-born stranger in the other. For years, Sanchez had worked all the overtime hours he could handle as a supervisor for a granite counter contractor in Springfield. Last year, overtime slipped to part time and then almost no time. After months of looking for work, he started looking at airfares.
Good-bye! Don't let the door hit you on our way out. I hope things like construction and the other jobs people put them in to avoid paying Americans still do bad so they can find work for another year.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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Let's hope that is a trend!
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Typical sob story here.

Side note: I lived in Arlington, Va. from 1969-78 so I am somewhat familiar with the areas that Sanchez described.

Needless to say: adios, criminal.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: California
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This is the only positive effect coming out of this economic downturn, but a welcome one at that. Now if we could only give the returning illegals one last job....building the fence..!
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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This is the only positive effect coming out of this economic downturn, but a welcome one at that. Now if we could only give the returning illegals one last job....building the fence..!
How about a 30 foot electric one?
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Where laws can be ignored due to political correctness
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Let's hope that is a trend!
With the economy in recession and how much it'll still be in bad shape after the recession ends, I happen to have hopes on that being a trend as well.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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I have been noticing less and less signs of illegal immigration here as well.

Economics is key. Maybe the most positive development will be that these (mostly young men) who come here will be able to go back to their home countries and work towards strengthening their economies at home.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I have been noticing less and less signs of illegal immigration here as well.

Economics is key. Maybe the most positive development will be that these (mostly young men) who come here will be able to go back to their home countries and work towards strengthening their economies at home.
Ditto here in the Phx area also.

Apparently; the number of Spanish speaking radio stations is diminishing here as well.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:56 PM
 
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Good ;lets spend a large amount of the stimulus on employing people to build the entire boder fence.Much as FDR did during the depression with dams etc. Since it been in the works since the 80's ;its more shovel ready than most projects and much can be done bu unskiiled woprkers.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: California
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I have been noticing less and less signs of illegal immigration here as well.

Economics is key. Maybe the most positive development will be that these (mostly young men) who come here will be able to go back to their home countries and work towards strengthening their economies at home.

I'm curious as to what the trend will become when the next amnesty proposal comes to the forefront in August. Will the exodus continue or will the the exodus come to a halt and the the illegal alien invasion not only continue,but get even worse. Remember, there is no concerted effort to enforce the current laws, and I don't expect the pols to suddenly begin enforcement, regardless of what those spokesholes in D.C. say....I've heard it all before....year after year...

BL
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