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Why millions more Mexicans won’t be coming to America

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Gallup finds that only 11% of Mexicans said they would emigrate to America if given the chance. That’s down from 21% in 2007. Keying off those findings, Walter Russell Mead nicely sums up the case for being skeptical that immigration reform will mean millions more low-income workers heading to the US:

Fears that America will be overrun by a mass of poor workers from Latin America are looking more and more like yesterday’s news. Birthrates in Mexico are falling, and the economic situation continues to improve. At 5 percent, Mexico’s unemployment rate is nearly three points below ours. In 2012, its GDP grew by nearly 4 percent, and foreign investors, encouraged by the turnaround, poured $57 billion into stocks and bonds in the first nine months. Forthcoming reforms in the telecommunications and energy sectors may also help those industries to boom. The country’s economic forecasts are so promising that the Financial Times has dubbed it the “Aztec tiger.”

4 thoughts on “Why millions more Mexicans won’t be coming to America

  1. With the US facing years & years of a stagnant debt ridden economy to look forward to.Could it be Americans looking to cross over to Mexico to look for a more prosperous future,lets see how that goes over in Mexico.

  2. Is this a fking joke?

    You think we don’t know why pigs don’t eat slop that ain’t there anymore?

    What jackhole commissioned this study. Saul Alinksy?

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