Thursday, July 14, 2011

What if the Mexicans (or immigrants) stop coming?

This article from the NY Post posed the question: what happens when Mexicans stop coming?  It examines the reasons-on both sides of the border-that have led to decreased immigration from Mexico.  It seems that changes in Mexico, such as a lower birth rate and increased socioeconomic status, and in the U.S., including a recession and fewer job opportunities, has brought immigration from Mexico to a halt.

What's next?  It all depends on the economy.  If things pick up, immigration likely will too, although perhaps not from Mexico in the numbers we've experienced in the past.

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