The Obama economy — a “virtual fence” on the southern border:

The number of Mexican migrants to the United States dropped significantly while the number of those returning home increased, bringing net migration from Mexico to a statistical standstill, according to a report published Monday.

The shift over the last several years marks a significant change after four decades of historic immigration from Mexico, according to the report by the Pew Hispanic Center.

“The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill,” the report says.

If this reversal continues, look for assorted Dems to finally show an interest in a taller, stronger border fence in order to prevent any more of their voters from leaving the US.

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29 Responses to “For the First Time in 40 Years Net Migration from Mexico is at a Standstill”

  1. jeffythequick on April 24th, 2012 4:22 pm

    They'll want a Maginot Line with all of the turrets faced in a northward and northeastward direction.

  2. SignPainterGuy on April 24th, 2012 4:29 pm

    But won`t the ladder manufacturers just build "Maginot" ladders ?

  3. clu seatoe on April 24th, 2012 4:29 pm

    “If this reversal continues…”

    Point taken on the fence, however,

    I’m not sure this is a reversal. What it sounds like is the sponge has become so full that those who are still coming realize the futility of giving their money to the coyotes and go back home and others just decide not to bother. It’s called “SATURATION,” saturation of fast food jobs, farm and other seasonal jobs, in fact all unskilled jobs except drugs.

    The reversal comes when real laws against illegal immigration and those who employ them are finally passed and implemented.

  4. SignPainterGuy on April 24th, 2012 4:36 pm

    We were told that arresting illegal aliens and their employers, making employment that much more difficult would cause it, but it took Obama`s crappy economy to bring the illegals to "self-deport" !

    I read somewhere yesterday that the number of illegals leaving had actually surpassed the number entering ! Hmmmm …

  5. backwoodsconsr on April 24th, 2012 4:52 pm

    If Obama gets four more years we'll have to go to Mexico to look for jobs.

  6. SignPainterGuy on April 24th, 2012 5:08 pm

    Maybe your "telescopy" could be useful on Mexico`s southern border ! ;-)

  7. jeffythequick on April 24th, 2012 5:09 pm

    Helping reduce unemployment!*

    *in China

  8. clu seatoe on April 24th, 2012 5:14 pm

    One of the results and, indeed actual goals of a capitalist society is profit. Therefore, unfortunately the GREED of some people drives them so that the profit is more important even than national security or ANYTHING else.

    Unfortunately, it is impossible to remove the nature of man from the equation.

    I should have emphasized “REAL LAWS”, “PASSED” and “FINALLY PROPERLY IMPLAMENTED.”

  9. jeffythequick on April 24th, 2012 5:47 pm

    Hence, the need for the American Maginot Line, listed above!

  10. Truesoldier__ on April 24th, 2012 6:52 pm

    I recently saw a newer episode of South Park where the boys were playing Texas border patrol. At the actual border illegals had started heading south. One of the border agents said something like, we asked Obama to help us with the immigration problem at the border we didnt know that he would mess up the economy so badly as to make them want to go back.

  11. SignPainterGuy on April 24th, 2012 8:33 pm

    The Germans went around the Maginot Line, thus rendering it a failure at defense. Americans are known for their ingenuity at problem solving !

  12. SignPainterGuy on April 24th, 2012 8:38 pm

    Capitalism benefits those working in their "self interest"; a term confused with "greed" ! The difference in the two may be too subtle for some, especially for those on the left who want to demonize all profit-takers !

    The greedy ones tend to stand out as jerks in other ways !

    BTW, I had assumed correctly what you meant by "… real laws … passed and implemented."

  13. SignPainterGuy on April 24th, 2012 8:49 pm

    Yes, they`ll want to build a serious fence to keep in the workers and brain trust, just as the Soviet Union did !

  14. jeffythequick on April 24th, 2012 9:11 pm

    Yeah, but the libs aren't…

  15. SignPainterGuy on April 24th, 2012 9:30 pm

    Being a long time conservative and an even longer time Christian, I find it difficult to think like a liberal …. at least a dyed in the wool one !

  16. backwoodsconsr on April 24th, 2012 9:55 pm

    The first step in thinking like a liberal is to stop thinking.

  17. SignPainterGuy on April 24th, 2012 10:12 pm

    Thinking sometimes is an involuntary response ! I just can`t help myself ! ;-)

  18. Marshall_Will on April 24th, 2012 10:39 pm

    Here's an article detailing that trend dating back to April 17 200…..7!
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/17/business/17cons

    Many illegals became the victims of "affinity fraud" and in many cases were told their combined incomes 'qualified' up to (4) families to live in $750k homes. For awhile anyway, until the teaser payments dried up and reality set in.

    You guys know you're all raaaacists for even discussing this, right?

  19. Marshall_Will on April 24th, 2012 10:43 pm

    Correct Clu. Inclusive of taking crony 'loans' the result of mega campaign contributions are no more "capitalists" than a same sex pedophile preacher ( that happens to be married ) is a heterosexual.

    Never do we accuse predators that simply morph into target rich environs.., we blame, The 'Church'.

  20. Marshall_Will on April 24th, 2012 10:45 pm

    Correct again. I have a buddy that starts hitting the brandy around 10am. Washing it down w/ Bud Light. One could even say ( after he passes out around 4pm ) that "he's cut back on his drinking!"

  21. clu seatoe on April 24th, 2012 11:16 pm

    Reminiscent of how Zero rationalizes jobs and unemployment.

    If, by four in the afternoon your unemployment insurance runs out then you’re no longer on the rolls of the unemployed and we don’t have to count you as such anymore because we can no longer verify your status. -1

  22. SignPainterGuy on April 24th, 2012 11:25 pm

    According to the msm and the race hustlers / baiters / shysters, the simple fact that I`m white and conservative makes me a racist. I oppose Obama; I`m racist !

    How many bedrooms and baths in your avg. $3/4 M house ? Since the "affinity fraudsters" are talking 4 families, I`m guessing 4 BR & B ……

  23. Marshall_Will on April 25th, 2012 12:25 am

    I'll dredge up the article but it involved an hispanic realtor gal that functioned as not only the Illegal's real estate agent but also their mortgage broker! Nope no conflict of interest there?

    This brand of affinity fraud was rampant in the West/SW during The Boom. In many cases we documented loans where no social sec. number was on the docs. Well, leaving the country, that's one way to skip out on a bad investment huh?

  24. Marshall_Will on April 25th, 2012 12:29 am

    And + 1 !

    We're talking 4pm on a Friday right? Just another statistic on a Doc Dump Friday..!

    Feels so good….

  25. jeffythequick on April 25th, 2012 2:29 am

    I admire thinkers, as we can, hopefully, get us out of the crap that the feelers get us in to.

  26. Marshall_Will on April 25th, 2012 3:09 am

    Not even a matter of being some brainiac. Those a-holes brought us there too. Never considered not sticking one's finger in an electrical outlet "deep thinking".

    In the financial services arena we've been dreading the Coming 401K Raid for some time. When you think about it, (2) phone calls ( one to Fidelity, the other to Vangard ) would drain about 80% of private sector workers retirement assets. Those at smaller firms might get some daylight but likely they'll do like Enron did to employees and put the old freeze on the rest of us. All to make 'good' on some state drone's unsustainable gig.

    After all we've been thru, imagine having your retirement savings nationalized/expropriated as the final favor from your progressive friends?

  27. SignPainterGuy on April 25th, 2012 4:02 am

    A Federal raid on 401Ks has been predicted for some time .

  28. jeffythequick on April 25th, 2012 10:56 am

    We're rich, doncha know…

    I can just picture DWS saying something incomprehensible, but the talking heads will interpret it as "You've worked hard your whole life, and saved that money, and you're going to leave it to your children, right? Well, now you get to see the look on their faces when we give it to them now! Aren't we great? If you oppose this, you hate <fill in the blank>."

    I used to read Atlas Shrugged as a story of the future, but the parts where people just go crazy is appearing more and more in the news. Just normal people snapping. It's weird.

  29. Marshall_Will on April 25th, 2012 4:50 pm

    Like the guy at Portland Airport stripping down to the buff for TSA.

    Happy now?

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