Study: Mexican Migration to US Stabilizes

Newsmax, October 24, 2012

A new report by U.S. and Mexican researchers suggests an uptick in the number of illegal migrants headed to the United States in the first half of 2012, and a slight decrease in migrants returning to Mexico.

The report by Mexico’s Colegio de la Frontera Norte and the University of Southern California’s Tomas Rivera Policy Institute says the U.S. Mexican migrant population appears to have stabilized and may be growing slightly.

It would be the first time net migration outflow from Mexico has increased since the 2007 economic downturn.

The report released Tuesday says that heightened U.S. anti-immigration efforts don’t appear to have convinced migrants to leave.


[Editor’s Note: The full report is available here.]

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  • Puggg

    Could it be because so much of Mexico is already here?

  • The__Bobster

    Just how are they counting the squat monster invaders? By border crossings? In that case they miss the ones using the tunnels.

  • bluffcreek1967

    I think many invading Mexicans, including the ones who are already here illegally, are remaining here because they know that there’s about to be a dramatic shift in our country granting them full amnesty. The ones crossing our borders know they better get in now so they can gain full advantage of it. They know it’s going to happen regardless of who wins the Presidential election -whether Romney or Obama- because both are trying to win their votes. But if we had a pro-White candidate who promised to truly secure our borders and was determined to expel the Mexican invaders, we would being seeing the opposite of what this article reports.    

    • These illegals will never be stopped because they provide a source of cheap labor for American businesses. Their only competition for these jobs are high school dropouts. I read an article today that most illegals do not have the education or the skills to compete with most native born Americans. So they continue to work in low skilled physical labor jobs.

      • bluffcreek1967

        Yes, sadly, they never will be stopped if current trends continue. But the ‘cheap labor’ argument that more or less justifies illegal Mexican immigration in the minds of some will have the same effect as America’s previous history of enslaving Blacks as cheap labor to work the cotton fields. It’s maybe good for awhile, and maybe only for some, but it will only lead to further problems down the road – namely, a mass of Hispanics on welfare, horrible demographic changes, crime and an alien culture that has no connection to the original, dominant American culture (i.e., White).   

    • NM156

      No amnesty will ever happen again. Thanks for the whiny hysterics though!

      • Puggg

        Formal amnesty won’t need to happen for it to happen in essence.

      • bluffcreek1967

        There’s no whiny hysterics in my post. Even if there’s no formal ‘amnesty’ coming down the road, it’s more than probable that another version of it will be implemented sometime in the next few years. Granted, it will not be termed ‘amnesty,’ but its effect will essentially be the same. Its end result will be a mass of Mexicans who came her illegally who will now be allowed to vote, possess driver’s licenses and many other ‘rights’ granted to citizens. Our guilt-ridden White politicians will make sure to call it something other than ‘amnesty.’ They will speak of ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ or ‘fixing our broken immigration laws’ or whatever. Either way, the Mexicans know they are here to stay and for the very reasons I noted in my prior post.

      • Your lame attempt at snark aside, (never send a boy to do a man’s job as far as that goes), you are right in that we’ll probably never see a bill entitled “amnesty” or “comprehensive” actually passed.

        But as Norm above so succinctly pointed out in one sentence, it doesn’t have to happen.

        What we have seen in this country over the past few decades is that the sum total of Presidential executive orders, prosecutorial discretion on the part of U.S. Attorneys, decisions of the Federal judiciary, Department of Justice lawsuits, the numerous legal hurdles that stand between deportation on paper and deportation in physical reality, sanctuary cities and the immigration-enabling parts of NAFTA (little discussed), all those things have worked in combination such that amnesty and open borders exists in effect, to the point where a formal bill called “amnesty” is unnecessary, and as the second half of the second term of Bush 43 proved, counterproductive for the other side from a political blowback standpoint.