Skip to comments.Two million Mexicans will emigrate to the US
Posted on 03/20/2002 1:26:34 PM PST by FreedomSurge
MÉXICO CITY.- the National Council of Population (Conapo) predicts that during Vicente Foxs 6 year term, around two million Mexicans will emigrate to American soil; a number that is equivalent to the emigration of the total population of the Mexican states of Baja California Sur, Campeche and Colima.
Family networks and interconnections
Rodolfo Tuirán, president of Conapo, in statements published in El Universal, said that the population of Mexicans (by birth or by heritage) that lives in the US comes to 23 million, of which three million are there without documents.
Tuirán says that these numbers represent eight percent of the population of the US and constitutes a key piece of the economic engine of that country, in addition, they do not displace American laborers and whats more, they generate higher profitability for businesses by means of being a source of cheap manual labor; and most importantly legal or illegal ", all the Mexicans pay taxes just like the other citizens of US ".
According to the study The Mexico to United States Immigration the best economic scenario published by Conapo, by 2005 there will be an annual emigration of 380 thousand Mexicans to the US. Besides being necessary; the migratory phenomenon, " by its own characteristics, has acquired a strong momentum that is very difficult to stop ".
Francisco Alba Hernandez, researcher for the School of Mexico (Colmex), said to El Univesal that because of the dynamics that has been generated, the migratory phenomenon " is going to continue to last some 10 or 15 years because radical change in the near term is not anticipated ".
Meanwhile, Mónica Vera, researcher for the Center for North American Research (CISAN) of the Independent National University of Mexico (UNAM), emphasizes that migration has maintained constant flows throughout the years because Mexicans have managed to create networks and non-legal labor markets, through the multiplicity of contacts that they have established in both nations.
Nevertheless the experts claim that most migration revolves around networks of relatives and countrymen, which have been generated on both sides of the border. Currently out of 2,433 municipalities that make up the country only 93, claim to not have had anyone emigrate to the United States according to last population census in 2000
Mexican presence on the border
What stands out from the numbers is that 60 percent of the Hispanic population in the US is of Mexican origin.
The Mexican population residing in US territories can be divided into three groups: 8.5 million are immigrants, seven million people were born in the US of Mexican parents and, finally the rest, who were born in the US of Mexican heritage.
According to studies made by the population censuses, 90 percent of the Mexican population resides in 12 states of the US: in California 41 percent, Texas 25 percent, Illinois 6 percent, Arizona 5 percent, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Washington tie with two percent each and, Nevada, Georgia, New York and Carolina of the North with one percent each.
In addition the revenue from remittances constitute the third largest currency source for Mexico, only after oil and manufacturing exports, according to data published by the Bank of Mexico.
What? Do they all want to cut my grass too?
Oh whats the big deal. Its just like adding another major city worth of people, about the size of Chicago.
Also glad to hear that those same workers and their families are not using our medical facilities and other social services.
One last thing. Glad to hear they are not sending hundreds of millions of US dollars out of our country.
Only an estimated 9 billion dollars last year. Now some major banks are accepting the Matriculas Consulares cards as ID and are allowing them to open up checking accounts to make it easier for them to send money back to Mexico.
That is 9 billion dollars out of our economy. Go figure!!
Don't you know, there is no such thing as an illegal immigrant. No human being is illegal.
constitutes a key piece of the economic engine of that country, in addition, they do not displace American laborers and whats more, they generate higher profitability for businesses by means of being a source of cheap manual labor; and most importantly legal or illegal ", all the Mexicans pay taxes just like the other citizens of US ".
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