Tuesday, April 24, 2012 |
3 years ago
The extremely detailed and easy-to-comprehend report starts off with a bang, claiming, "The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.
"After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants--more than half of whom came illegally--the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped--and may have reversed."
The reasons given are myriad, and include the lousy job and construction markets here in Arizona and across the nation, heightened and more sophisticated border enforcement, a rise in deportations, and the legitimate fear that many would-be illegal migrants have of the Mexican cartels that these days run the border crossings with an iron fist (and sometimes worse).