Wednesday, December 06, 2006

14% of Mexican workforce, Employed in the US

Story: "One in seven Mexican workers have left their country and are working in the United States, an immigration study said on Tuesday.

There were more than 7 million workers from Mexico in the U.S. labor force this year, 2 million more than six years ago, said the report's author, Jeanne Batalova of the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think tank.

Batalova said the increase in numbers had to do with economic reasons, with more immigrants looking for a better life in the United States, but also with the increased enforcement at the U.S.-Mexican border.
"It became more dangerous to cross the border, and that caused a 'lock in' effect," Batalova told Reuters in a telephone interview.

Up to 9.4 percent of the all persons born in Mexico were living in the United States in 2005, according to the report. In the same year, 14 percent of Mexican workers had jobs on U.S. soil, compared to 2.5 percent of Canadians."

Yikes... Thats a very large number of people.


Detective J said...

When they said the US population had officially reached 300 million, I thought that because of the illegals, it reached that over a year ago. That is a lot of people!

Anonymous said...

I don't know much about the history of Mexico; so I only can go by perceptions and gut reactions. My entire life I've watched spaghetti westerns and other movies that show Mexico as a cesspool historically; well it's now the year 2006, and my perception is that it's still a cesspool. Evidently, 14 million Mexicans think it's a cesspool. What has their government done; have their been any improvements that might have moved it into a heated outhouse category. I have nothing against individuals who want to have a better life for their families; but if these people want to demonstrate and whine and cry about rights---go back to Mexico and do it---it's not our governments responsibility to improve your lot in life.

Anonymous said...

Their govt don't want to improve their own country so they turn their heads and allow their people to cross the border. This is why they are up in arms about the border fence.

Also legalizing the however many millions of illegals means they now can vote. So what do you think's gonna happen with immigration laws in the future? I wouldn't be surprised if all Mexicans can become U.S. citizens.

Again, I'm not against any group of people, what I'm against is illegal immigration. If it's legal, then I'm all for it.