"Hopefully it'll mean that a booming Mexican economy would reverse the flow of illegals."
I'm hopeful for conservative win. That would help things to some extent, but expecting a major reduction in the flow of illegals would be unrealistic.
Hoping and expecting are two different things.
Mexico will take a miracle to turn around in time for it to make a difference in our country.
There could be another problem compounded: illegal immigrants who use Mexico as a stopover en route to the US (after illegally entering Mexico)...