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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:36 PM

For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter

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Source: Washington Post

By Tara Bahrampour, Monday, April 23, 9:06 PMThe Washington Post A four-decade tidal wave of Mexican immigration to the United States has receded, causing a historic shift in migration patterns as more Mexicans now leave the United States for Mexico than the other way around, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center.

It is the first reversal in the trend since the Depression, and experts say that a declining Mexican birthrate and other factors may make it permanent.

I think the massive boom in Mexican immigration is over and I dont think it will ever return to the numbers we saw in the 1990s and 2000s, said Douglas Massey, a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and co-director of the Mexican Migration Project, which has been gathering data on the subject for 30 years.

Nearly 1.4 million Mexicans moved from the United States to Mexico between 2005 and 2010, double the number who came a decade earlier. The number of Mexicans who moved to the United States during that period fell to less than half of the 3 million who came between 1995 and 2000.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/for-first-time-since-depression-more-mexicans-leave-us-than-enter/2012/04/23/gIQApyiDdT_story.html



This should underline the fact that the US is not the magnet it once was and the over restrictive immigration regulations need to be updated. It is rediculous the hoops and hurdles one has to go through to legally immigrate to this country... or even to just travel here.

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DCBob Apr 2012 OP
closeupready Apr 2012 #1
Lost-in-FL Apr 2012 #2
Enrique Apr 2012 #5
closeupready Apr 2012 #6
DCBob Apr 2012 #4
closeupready Apr 2012 #7
DCBob Apr 2012 #8
Enrique Apr 2012 #3
happyslug Apr 2012 #9
DCBob Apr 2012 #10
happyslug Apr 2012 #13
sofa king Apr 2012 #11
hunter Apr 2012 #12
Ruby the Liberal Apr 2012 #14

Response to DCBob (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:55 PM

1. Why is this a problem? If there aren't any jobs for them,

they leave.

Why do you suggest updating 'over restrictive' immigration regulations? What 'problem' will that 'solve'? I don't get it.

Unemployment is high, and we need to make it easier for laborers from other countries to come here to work? Huh?

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Response to closeupready (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:00 PM

2. It is a problem.

It sends a message that if Mexicans can't put up with the condition of the US of A, no one will. They are smart people for doing that. And besides, it is not like there are other countries they can go to.

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Response to Lost-in-FL (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:05 PM

5. its a problem for growers

and if housing ever picks up it will be a problem for builders.

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Response to Lost-in-FL (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:06 PM

6. Who is 'sending a message' to who???

Is that how US immigration policy is set?

Still not seeing the 'problem' here.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:03 PM

4. Its more about allowing relatives, spouses, parents to move here.

I have been married to a lady from Philippines for over a year and I am still trying to get her here. The process is unbelievably complicated. It has put a great strain on our relationship in addition to my bank account. We are nearing the end of the process but it has been a struggle. I am just thankful we are both patient and persistent people.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:08 PM

7. Good luck to you both!

It really isn't fair, IMO, how immigration works with regard to immediate family, on that I agree. Hope it all works out for you.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:10 PM

8. Thank you.

I think its going to work out. Her interview is in two weeks and thats the last step. Fingers crossed!

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:03 PM

3. this could be a big issue for the republicans

theres not enough Mexicans and its obamas fault!

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:12 PM

9. Reuters reported this yesterday (April 23) and posted on DU yesterday, see that thread

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Response to happyslug (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:14 PM

10. Well WaPo reported it tonight at 9:06 PM.

Is that a problem?

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Response to DCBob (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:49 PM

13. We should try to keep the same story linked, perferable in one thread

n/t

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:17 PM

11. Does Mitt Romney moving his money to the Caymans count?

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:18 PM

12. Next, our college educated young people leave...

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 11:11 PM

14. Locking - Dupe

Please update new information here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014105035

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