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Reverse immigration…

David Horsey,,
David Horsey,,

Good morning, Netizens...

Is this morning's David Horsey cartoon depicting truth or speculation?

Granted, our national unemployment has risen to nearly an all-time high of 9.2%, while Mexican unemployment has remained at 4.9%, both facts which remain in question as to whether or not they retain accuracy. However, I haven't seen any statistical evidence that illegal Mexican immigrants are leaving the country in droves, rather I suspect the numbers of illegal immigrants crossing the border into the United States may be largely unchanged in recent months.

Since we are unflinchingly delving into speculative statistics, however, what would happen to our current national unemployment statistical base, if we were able to do so, were we to gather up every immigrant illegally in the United States? Would our employment suddenly ascend like a rocket to Mars?

Would farmers, somewhat dependent upon Mexican illegals for their harvests, simply find another method of acquiring temporary farm hands?

I also suspect that the closer one moves toward the Mexican-United States border, the number of illegal immigrants migrating back across the border into Mexico would decrease. The “coyotes” who are responsible for helping so many illegal immigrants cross the border for a fee are, simply put, too well organized and vastly more efficient than the U.S. Border Patrol.

I just cannot envision a horde of illegal immigrants crossing the border into Mexico. Perhaps the mob of quasi-legal immigrants bailing out of the United States depicted by David Horsey hasn't happened yet. Let our economy worsen a few more points and perhaps it might happen. Of course, your results and opinions may differ.



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