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Study: Mexican immigration to United States slows to standstill
A Pew Hispanic Center study says the number of immigrants coming from Mexico to the United States has steeply declined.
April 23rd, 2012
04:18 PM ET

Study: Mexican immigration to United States slows to standstill

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Net Mexican immigration to the United States has slowed to a standstill, according to a report released Monday.

The number of immigrants coming from Mexico to the United States has steeply declined while the number of Mexicans leaving the United States has increased sharply, the Pew Hispanic Center said.

"These developments represent a notable reversal of the historic pattern of Mexican immigration to the U.S., which has risen dramatically over the past four decades," the center's report says.

Many factors are probably behind the trend, the report said, including rising deportations, greater enforcement at the border, growing dangers associated with border crossings, the weakened U.S. job market and a long-term decline in Mexico's birth rates.

The 1.37 million Mexican immigrants who came to the United States between 2005 and 2010 was about half the number who immigrated during previous five-year periods, according to the analysis, which was based on national population surveys in the United States and Mexico.

Meanwhile, from 2005 to 2010, 1.39 million Mexicans and their families left the U.S. to return to Mexico, the report says. That's more than double the number of people who did it during a five-year period the decade before, the report says.

The report also notes, citing figures from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, that the number of Mexicans apprehended trying to cross the border illegally has plummeted in recent years, from more than 1 million in 2005 to 286,000 in 2011.

While analysts said for years that immigration from Mexico to the United States was dwindling, the Pew report says 2010 Mexican census data offer some of the first "hard evidence that flows back to Mexico had grown over the same period."

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  1. Phil Pinol

    How about distinguishing between legal and illegal immigration so we all know what we're talking about.

    April 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ez

    Capitalism always works! It's natures way. If you are willing to work you can prosper. Problem is our power as a people are sold to the highest bidder in the city of Columbia.

    April 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rose

    It really shows how bad it is here when people are leaving and others not wanting to come. We can't even afford the gas, food, utilities, rent, mortgages, one in every seven Americans are on welfare. They come here for work, but people here are losing jobs everyday.

    April 24, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Socialist

    They see that capitalism is a failure here just like in Mexico. So why come here?

    April 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • kendallpeak

      Yes, socialism builds paradises. For example there's, well I can't think of any right now. All that come to mind our socialist failures and prison camps.

      April 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Socialist

        When socialism is applied the right way it does work. Like in Marinadela, Spain. No unemployment, no poverty, everyone has houses etc. Capitalism has never built a paradise, theres always been unemployment and poverty and because of this capitalism has always been a failure.

        April 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • kendallpeak

        To justify the horrors of socialism you name a town of 2500 after the nightmares of Russia and Cuba etc. etc..You Have got to be kidding or insane.

        April 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Capitalism works just fine for honest people with marketable skills capable of producing tangible results.

      April 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jorge

        Capitalism yes, corporatism no.

        April 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jorge

      "Laissez faire" was a smug, tongue in cheek reply by French businessmen to the question of how to run national business regulation when it was put to them by Napoleon's naive, wet-behind-the-ears Minister of Commerce. It basically means "let us do as we please". As any adult with a thimbleful of brains must know, "let us do as we please" is a hopeful, disaster-bound way of administering rule of law to ANY sector of society. That is why it didn't work for post-revolutionary France, that is why every real country in the world has laws and courts. Capitalism which is wisely regulated to prevent it from injuring the common good, however, works VERY well. The problem lies in who you put in charge of doing the regulation, who minds the larder, the goat or the hound? The answer is both, the hound keeps the goat out of the produce, the goat keeps the hound away from the sausage, our job is to keep an eye on BOTH of them...

      April 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kendallpeak

    Obama came up with the ultimate illegal immigration solution. Make the US not worth moving to.

    April 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Socialist

      Obama didn't have to do anything. The corporate oligarchy did that for him.

      April 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dan

    I don't care that they're Mexican, I'm more concerned that they're Catholic. Kick all the Catholics out, they're ruining our country.

    April 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Craig T Nelson

      Now you're talking....

      April 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • inachu

        Nah just kick out the freemasons,scientologists,watch tower and CSM and new agers, ufo cults, end time cults,spiritualists and scientologists and numerologists,AIPAC members and then yes USA will be the country that the world used to love.

        May 2, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • AndriconBoy

      Don't you mean "Christians?" Kick all the "Christians" out because they're ruining the country? In which case I would agree with you. Every denomination: protestant, baptist, evangelical, catholic. All of them. If they want a theocracy, they should go someplace where our forefather's didn't set up a country to get away from it.

      April 26, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. ProperVillain

    Bye bye....

    April 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. AngoraSweater

    I love Mexico and its people! BTW, I'm a WASP Republican and I vote. Yep, still love Mexico and its people. Anytime we have travelled south of the border or come in contact with Mexicans here in the USA, they've been kind, helpful, and hard working. You think there's been some kind of Mexican invasion? There's been an American retiree invasion of Mexico – trust me, I sent my own mother-in-law packing! Then I discovered, she has a pretty sweet set up, wouldn't mind doing it myself.

    April 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jim Rivera

    Lol.. soo true!

    April 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. nowhereman

    Wow, it looks like Bush's immigration plan worked–trash the economy and they will leave.

    April 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Phattee

    Are you a member of the GOP's Latino outreach program?

    April 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. t-bone

    you just described the vast majority of American Indians.

    April 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. thebarrel9

    Why can't the Mexican people get a fair chance!?! Mexico is a great place for people of all races to come and explore. Any hour of any day, you can be sure you are safe to wander the streets.. especially if you happen to be a drunk college student. Best part is, If said tourist happens to make a bad decision, you can be sure the court system will be blind to nationality, economic class, or race. A virtual Utopia that the rest of the world should emulate. Viva Mexico!

    PS..anything that contradicts these statements are from the actions of illegal immigrants who have commandeered the police stations, political parties, and cartel mansions of this fine country.

    April 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Rex

    Good. Since these folks by default are breaking the law, we will automatically decrease the crime rate.

    April 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. magnificentmaurice

    yeah but they still smell like a rose compared to an iranian, or any person from the middle east!!!

    April 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Alberto

    Your comment tray just shows what a racist you are. I hope you can become a better person. I really need to quit the republican party there are too many idiots like you in that organization. Romney just lost a vote and Obama has gained one more. Puto culero y ve a chingar mucho a tu reputa madred cabron de mierda. ahhhh y encima racista.. puto

    April 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  17. lance

    this is good news for a change, see all news isnt all bad.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geronimo

      Lance,
      This is great new, finally us native Americans will have our lands back. No more whites, blacks, Mexicans, Chinese, Arabs, etc, our land will finally be cleansed of hatred. Good news, good news.

      April 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Wow

    The only thing worse than an illegal alien is a bigoted Republican. It has somehow become the case, that the usage of 'bigoted' and 'Republican', are interchangeable words. I walked by a Republican today who sneered at me. Was it the tan I brought back with me from Cabo? Did he get all Republican on me and think I was Mexican? I'm a white man from Toledo!

    April 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      ....Dear Wow,,,,,,,,what makes you not bigoted for hating on Republicans?.......or don't the same rules apply to you?

      April 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Wow

        Tom, I'm sorry to say, that until Obama won the last election, I was a Republican. The same rules do apply to me which is what qualifies me to post it. Now you tell me, Tom, why didn't you mention if you were Republican?

        April 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • lance

      WOW what a duesh !

      April 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  19. true asia

    I love it...I tired of seeing a mexican people...make me so sick seeing them around me....I can't even take a look at any hispanic faces....thank god the left but still too litlle left I hope in the future they all gone/.....

    April 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. SteveRhoades

    Estimated 7 million non-agricultural jobs are held by illegal aliens. (with stolen, or fake ID)
    Jobs that could and should go to Americans. Push your state rep to make a change .
    Google this: NUMBERSUSA . Once you are registered, go to the "action board" to
    send free faxes to your state representative .
    They are all typed up and ready to go, you just need to click your mouse to send.
    No more illegal aliens in payroll jobs !

    April 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Time Bandit

    You mean illegals are leaving fast enough? Maybe with China moving in and opening up factories in the US, a new meaning of cheap labor is on the rise. Illegals come here to make money, they see the writing on the wall. With China moving in, it will be a matter of time before they take over.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Ore Gun

    I have a hard time believing these numbers... here in the Pacific Northwest there are Mexicans popping up everywhere, to the point that entire sides of town are almost completely Hispanic now! Even some of our oldest, most classic restaurants to eat a good ol' American burger are now fully staffed with Hispanics... not even one white guy! I commend Mexicans for their hard work, because they are definitely hard workers and willing to work for less. But we have to curb this influx because it isn't helping our already sad economy and financial woes. I would never expect to waltz into a country like Russia illegally and get anything other than jailed or booted out of the country (if I was lucky), much less secure a job and then drive a nicer car than half the Russian's around me. I am not racist and accept all people of all nationalities... but in these dire times, can't we draw some thicker lines?

    April 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Breca

      I completely agree; let them all go back. They have their own country. MEXICO. Take advantage of it and make it work. Create tourism and travel areas, foreigners will visit and PAY!!!

      October 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  23. cpc65

    The way things are, they'll be smuggling us back across their border.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suleiman the Magnificent

      It has begun, Yahabibi.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Suleiman the Magnificent

    Usually on Friday, the Holy Day

    April 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Food Zealot

    Not sure if I should laugh or feel sad at reading some of the posts in here, especially if it is any indication of the average intelligence and writing skills of my fellow Americans. Off-topic yes. But clearly some of us need a look in the mirror before blaming siome of our country's problems on illegal immigrants.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suleiman the Magnificent

      When I came here I wanted to be a salesman. Now I are one

      April 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Suleiman the Magnificent

    Since you are a self hating Latino: and a cagar

    April 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      He is not self hating, he just hates people like you

      April 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suleiman the Magnificent

      Joe: Uranus very distended. Able to park Mac truck in it.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suleiman the Magnificent

      And Joe: no one seeks a Lawyer for lost causes.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  27. VivaLaRazaTM

    There's no sense staying in a country if it is a sinking ship...

    April 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      If that is the case then why are they going back to the sinking ship?

      April 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Suleiman the Magnificent

        And who said he was going back?

        April 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jean Vaught

      Most Americans consider themselves Captains of this ship and we stand and fight for it. Just because things are not easy right now is no reason to abandon it. We americans know freedom, democracy, is hard fought for and not easily won. Sacrifices are made and wil continue to be made because we belive in US. We know at the end of the day that aflag will still fly will stil be there in the morning, even if there is only one American left.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      So your comparing Mexicans to rats fleeing a sinking ship? And even rats know better than to flee a sinking ship to get on one that has already sink.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Azmom

    When we were in the the hospital in Phoenix having our first child we were told by the nurses there we were the best couple in the maternity ward, because we were #1 married and #2 spoke English and it was nice seeing that once in a while. As we were leaving with our purchased brand new baby carrier we noticed a Mexican non-English speaking couple also leaving with a couple of young children. A nurse was handing them a brand new carrier to take their infant home because the one they had was apparently not adequate. My husband and I looked at each other and wondered where our FREE brand new carrier was. So tell me, how is that fair?

    April 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suleiman the Magnificent

      Don`t invent stories.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh PuLeeze

      Yes, life is hard for you, I know.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Azmom

        Yeah tough, I have to work a job away from my daughter to pay for my college education, my healthcare and my baby. It isn't right that others get that for free. Totally true story. Sorry if you don't like it but it is life here in Arizona. You have no idea what it is like going to Target or Kmart and being one of the only English speakers (Spanish music playing over the intercom) or going to Walmart on black Friday to see hundreds of Mexicans lined up to buy the TV your job with your healthcare payments and your college education can't pay for. Live here for a second and maybe you will have a
        different opinion. I am a third generation Arizonian.

        April 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phattee

      Yeah I'm with Suleiman here. This sounds completely made-up.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Azmom

        Well, you both would be wrong. But believe what you will. I know, I was there.

        April 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  29. davec41

    What do Iran and North Korea have that we don't?

    Border control!

    April 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Han

      yet somehow we are told by those breaking our laws to get here that we don't offer civil rights and aren't fair to them. Tell that to the people imprisoned for accidentally crossing into north korea.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suleiman the Magnificent

      AN empty cell for you?

      April 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Starstuff

    It will be very interesting to see the economic implications of this exodus. First the low and middle end housing market will suffer by how much? We don't know. Second, what is going to happen to car sales, especially the used car sales market? Mexicans can't bring their American cars back home. Third, there are reports from many farmers feeling the pain when they can't find any workers willing to harvest their fields... especially at current wages. These people consume goods and services... I never saw an illegal who didn't have a cellular phone. If less illegals try to cross our border and many of them are leaving the US then we won't need more border patrol or ICE or DHS or police officers... as a matter of fact we could save a lot of money cutting these positions and spending less in equipment (helicopter, truck etc)

    Time will tell if we were right or wrong.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Han

      except not only illegals are coming over the boarder, ICE, DHS and boarder security still have to worry about terroists, drugs and other nationalities besides just mexicans. mexicans only make up about 1/3 of those crossing the boarder.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • 5th Generation Calilfornian

      Well, a few years ago here in Los Angeles, the illegals wanted to teach "us" (whites) a lesson and show us how much we depend on them and how much we would miss them. They held a strike. They didn't go to work. They stayed off the roads. They sure showed us! No lines at the markets, went right through; no lines at the restaurants, went right through, and worst of all, no traffic on the freeways! It was beautiful. Boy, they sure showed us. And they haven't done that since, now they converge on City Hall and disrupt traffic. Very law abiding citizens.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  31. SteveRhoades

    Are you tired of paying for illegals, education, healtcare, Food stamps, crime investigation.. etc ?
    Go to this website and register.
    Google this: NUMBERSUSA .
    Once you are registered, go to the "action board" to send free faxes to your state representative.
    They are all typed up and ready to go, you just need to click your mouse to send.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suleiman the Magnificent

      How long has your family been in the US? Surely your profile doesn`t fit a true American profile...

      April 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • SteveRhoades

        Suleiman.. You still don't understand what's the difference between LEGAL IMMIGRATION, and ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

        April 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • coolbreeze

      yes, but I'm also tired of paying for those lazy as$ americans that sit on their behind all day and collect welfare, food stamps, rent assistance, telephone assitance, medicaid, housing. Those fat americans that drink beer, smoke, drug addicts, crack dealers, thugs that don't give a dam about the quality of others around them. I'm tired of them also. I much rather have a hard working mexican than those lazy ass americans.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  32. jim

    i read an article a while ago, pretty recent , that implied that the border patrol was letting people cross and wasnt going to be part of the census, i think the article stated that orders came from there higher ups to let some of them cross the border. pretty sure I read it here on cnn, also had interviews with a few border patrol officers. My parents immigrated here legally back in the day. I am with all of you here, theres nothing wrong with Mexicans, people are just people, its the ones that are illegal that are the problem, they dont pay taxes, they get free health care, 180 bucks per check comes out for my healthcare, hell if i had the same rights as illegals i would have more then 360 per month more. Hows is that fair? and thats just healthcare, lets not get into how much I pay in taxes. I honeslty wonder why we mexico isnt a state yet, might do them good!

    April 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fungeek

      I read an article that said whales were actually people in giant costumes. I read that the Obama administration was intentionally letting whales into our borders without being checked for identification. These whales then swim in our national waters and beach themselves waiting for other people to give them handouts or to come to their aid. I pay $22,000 out of each paycheck for whale insurance and these illegal water mammals – IF THAT'S WHAT THEY REALLY ARE – are getting a free ride while I pay for services to help them out.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Suleiman the Magnificent

        I ma surprised you can actually read. As a drongo and a gallah you are tops.

        April 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • rob lozano

        I think you were being Ironic weren't you Fungeek?

        April 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  33. ONe and only one reason

    The only reason they don't come because US become more and more similar to Mexico and still going down to toilet. I am sure Mexico soon will surpass US on economic development, and just wait when they will unplug dollar devaluation, at that point there will be a lot of hungry and angree people, black, and white and latinos and asians. But I am sure blacks and whites will be used as scapegoats to start massive unrest so people would kill themselves by fighting between blacks and whites. Because even first grader can see what is coming to the US, and it will be total collapse.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • tactstl

      Google Mexico GSP, then google USA GDP.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  34. rob lozano

    I would like to say I have never heard such hateful, and ignorant posts in my life but I can't. What I will say is these hateful and ignorant posts do nothing to push forward any debate about illegal immigration, nor does it get to the real problems in this country today. Things like wealth disparity, joblessness, homelessness. All it does is show how hateful people can be when they get emotional about a subject no matter how much they don't really know about it. I am a grandson of illegal immigrants, but I am proud to say my family has given way more to this country than we have taken. I have had Uncles (Yeah I said uncles) who served in WWII both in the European and Pacific theaters, I have had more cousins than I can count who have served in defending this country in the Army, Navy, and of course the Marine Corps to include a Cousin who gave his life for his country, and we continue to defend this country. I serve almost 24 years myself, and as I retired am glad to know a 3rd cousin is carrying the torch for our family. So when you say these hateful and superficial things think about who you say it about. Or at least think. Thank you for you time.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • rob lozano

      BTW all that came from a Latino with a public education.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Thank you for serving your country, USA. You are appreciated.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • rob lozano

        Susan,
        Thanks for the kind words, and you are welcome.

        Rob

        April 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  35. NOT MY CHAIR

    WELL WE FINALLY DID IT!!! our stupidity as a country has finally made this country so bad that they would rather go deal with the drug cartels than americans.... i think every American should pat them selves on the back, and GOP you should pat your self on the back twice

    April 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alicia

      Does cranial/rectal inversion hurt?

      April 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Suleiman the Magnificent

        You have the courage to ask that question after Uranus was so distended you could park a jeep in it.

        April 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  36. ronjayaz

    To those who are tired of paying for the immigrants. I tired of paying for war.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • harpman

      I'm tired of paying for both. Both are un-necessary.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Jon Pope

    It amazes me on how many idiots here are so willing to give up their civil liberties to the government just to satisfy their anger against illegal aliens from Central and South America. You idiots don't realize once you loose your civil liberties you'll never get them back. Your not True Americans, your fascists fools.... If you really want to stop illegal immigration, heavily fine or shut down companies that hire them. I've never gotten a job without proving I'm an American citizen. Make it far more difficult to steal someone's ID. That kind if theft alone costs more then any illegal Mexican ever did. And stop paying them to babysit your kids and mow your lawn. Pay an honest wage for an honest hard days work for gods sake!

    April 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fungeek

      How is he an idiot? Aside from some grammar issues, he makes some good points. If you feel his points aren't good, then you could respond to the points. For example, do you feel we should NOT fine companies that hire illegal workers? Do you feel it's ok for individual homeowners and small business owners to hire illegals for lawn care, cleaning services, or babysitting?

      April 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suleiman the Magnificent

      Uranus distented. Able to park Mack truck in it.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  38. lucas

    i cant belive how every one in here are so dam stupid
    GOOD FOR ALL THOS MEXICAN

    April 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • NorCalMojo

      No irony here

      April 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Damiana

    I think they have come to the realization that they are not getting much better here in the US that they were getting in Mexico. They came here for the opportunity and money....and especially now, there's not much opportunity or money left...even the American people are having a hard time....just my opinion....

    April 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      Agree! Probably the crime rate will decrease too. Coming here illegally what do you expect from illegals from the start.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Hail Jesus

    Time has come for the decline of america because of the Dumb Republicans. These are the guys who sold the country to the Chinese. Time is to wake up. when the ship sinks first the rats jump so are these mexicans are jumping because they know that america is sinking

    April 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  41. yahmez the mad

    We also need to fine employers that hire illegal aliens. E-Verify should be mandatory. They wouldn't sneak over the border if they couldn't get work.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  42. blake

    Very misleading article. We still have 11-12 million illegal aliens from Mexico in the U.S. And they continue to be have easy access to the country.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  43. WVLady63

    These illegals came here with their pockets empty and their palms outstretched upwards for a hand out. They didn't come here to work and be taxpayers they came here to extort everything they can without any effort on their part! They are only one thing to America, BURDENS ON TAXPAYERS! They are going back home and that is where they should stay.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOSE0311USMC

      They are taking jobs, plus welfare-free schooling for their kids-free hospital......

      April 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • kerouac

        Sounds like Republicans to me.

        April 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wow

      Less Mexican immigrants means more lazy Americans have to get off of welfare and into the fields. In a way, you're right, just who did these illegal immigrants think they were coming to work for anyway? We've plenty of our own beggars here looking for a hand out at the expense of hard working Americans. Now we can get back to doing all this quality work the entire world respects us for – no wonder our exports are making us so much money! We're such lucky Americans, right? p.s. It's a bad sign when even illegal immigrants recognize the US is not a good place to profit from hard work. It's not any better for US Citizens.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • AS1234

        woohoo! someone else who gets it... AMAZING :)

        April 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • RYan

      I disagree. The mexicans in southern cali work very hard for the money they get. The thing I dont like is that they don't pay taxes and they are illegal, and then have their kids use our education system without helping pay for it. I agree they are a burden and I prefer the english speaking America over a spanish speaking one.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Wow

        What? I speak Spanish and French... Does that mean you don't like me, too? What does language have to do with paying taxes?

        April 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Linda

        I agree 100% with you!

        April 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Linda

        I agree 100% with you and having babies just to get welfare or to stay in America is not why you have children.
        They have too many babies, then they expect taxpayers to raise those kids. And the women need to go on diets!

        April 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Linda

        having babies just to get welfare or to stay in America is not why you have children.
        They have too many babies, then they expect taxpayers to raise those kids. And the women need to go on diets!

        April 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mr. N.

        They do pay taxes, ESPECIALLY in California where employees are more hesitant to hire illegals without doing the bare minimum (asking for a SSN). Now, granted, they pay taxes to fake/stolen SSNs, but they do pay taxes, and because the SSNs don't belong to them, they can't claim tax returns. In essence, they tend to overpay taxes, which is the exact opposite of what you're claiming.

        April 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sickntired

      Actually, if you think about it, they are working under false names and SS #'s. This means they are not filing a tax return in which they will, more than likely, get a refund because they are paid low wages so the result is a benifit to taxpayers. Unclaimed money. Think people – please.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Keith Long

        They can also send their children to public schools paid for by citizens. They can go to hospital er's with no intention of paying anything. They can collect welfare if even one member of the household is legal. I could go on but I won't. They are costing us much more than they benefit us.

        April 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • whythehate

        I agree with you!! People don't realize that they often work for someone else to exploit them, people that don't want to work will just give them their ss and id and let them work instead and put 0 deductions so they are paying higher taxes than the average family to someone elses benefit! I have seen soo many hard working illegals that contribute more to the schools in service and economic than American Citizens. People that actually know the sacrifice that it takes to bring food to the table and appreciate this country more than many Citizens I know. It saddens me that there is soo much hate and ignorance on this subject!

        April 24, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      You said they exploit this country, have their palms out and should be back in Mexico? You need immediate help!!

      April 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • kerouac

      But enough about the Republican party...

      April 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katie

      A.M.F.!!!! I'll chip in for a ticket south for some retreating Mexican. Maybe MD will lower my taxes if the illegal alien population here goes down.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • AS1234

      Some people just don't get it "illegal immigrants" are taking jobs that most Americans don't want to do. Doing the hard labor jobs that Americans are too lazy to work. Illegal immigrants dont take high paying jobs why? because they are illegal and those companies who offer high paying jobs require paper work. These illegals are working menial labor jobs which our people don't want.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Rob Schnider

    Ah crud... now who am I going to pick up to choke me in the shower?

    April 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • RYan

      hahaha

      April 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • zZWilhelmZz

      i dont get it

      April 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  45. NorCalMojo

    If you choose racial solidarity over your own economic interests, you're a tool of the 1% and deserve what you get.

    US minorities are hurt more than US whites by illegal immigration. There's a shrinking subclass of white working poor, but by and large, it's minorities that are getting hit the hardest.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  46. free thinker

    yah lets go to make believe Chruch where nothing can be questioned and its true becuae its in teh bible. no thanks

    April 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gerry

      God does not need to be questioned, for he knows all and will tell us what we need to know through is word, The Bible. Through his words alone, we will find the Promised Land. Stray from his loving hands and suffer from eternal damnation.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  47. ART

    Gary do the rest of us a favor and stay in Arizona, we don't need your kind contaminating the rest of our country

    April 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      i dunno bout the obama part but he is right about that part of the border.

      April 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  48. SteveRhoades

    Illegal aliens are costing us millions each day. They collect social welfare, take jobs, (with stolen, or fake ID)
    burden schools, get handouts, commit crimes..
    Illegal immigration costs the U.S. more than $130 billion a year.
    Help us to stop this.
    Google: NUMBERSUSA .
    Once you are registered, go to the "action board" to send free faxes to your state representative.
    They are all typed up and ready to go, you just need to click your mouse to send.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Jon Pope

    add to that when blacks had to ride at the back of the bus and men could legally beat their wives and it was ok to lock up your handicapped kid in the basement and the list of atrocities goes on... Ah yes, the fine fifties...

    April 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sickntired

      @Jon Pope – well said. Good way to shut these idiots up.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not my fault

      Sounds OK to me.....

      April 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Aaron

    There's a book you should read... They Way We Never Were.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  51. REALITY CHECK

    Take your Christain-Commie utopia bull and shove it.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not my fault

      Christian – Commie – Utopia? These 3 words do not go together..... Maybe you need a REALITY CHECK ..... DCK WAD

      April 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  52. I still Like Ike

    U S A
    U S A
    U S A

    BRING BACK THE ROARING 50's! Where men worked hard, women stayed home, we all went to church and kids weren't little spoiled brats!

    April 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • REALITY CHECK

      Nice double post, godwad

      Parkinsons gettin' you down fool? Why don't you just pray it away? AHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      April 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  53. ronny_s

    These are simply Mexican babyboomers who are retiring back to Mexico.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Right / Wrong

    Are all illegals from Mexico? Are we naive enough to actually believe everyone from Italy, France, Germany, and just keep naming the countries....are here legally? Really now, folks. Let's wake up and realize what's the basis for all of this!

    April 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith Long

      There are illegals from other countries but they don't number in the millions and they don't ask us to learn their language so we can communicate with them.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Luis

    Yep, no need to think things thru, just parrot what your masters say.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  56. ChrisVT

    What a positive for the President's efforts over the last 3 years?? All that money spent on new agents and sending in the National Guard and the expanded and speeded up VISA programs in Mexico – none of these are having any effect. All those Mexicans getting work permits instead of sneaking in must be in on this farce as well. This article since it's positive for President Obama's re-election MUST mean that CNN and the PEW Center are biased and not to be believed. I don't care if there is proof and the data is solid. Lies I tell you!

    April 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  57. KConor

    who want to move into a country where everyone hate you for what you are?

    only desperate and criminal people will do that

    April 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  58. 27admin

    Mexicans like the rest of the America's are no longer heading to the U.S for a better life. The United States of America is a thing of the past. Brazil is the new Crown Jewel of The Americas. Just like the British invented soccer, Brazil took it, perfected it, & eventually became the best at it. Now their doing the very same thing with democracy, & in due time, you'd be naive to believe that Brazil isn't the biggest threat to the U.S, when it comes to offering a better quality of life to a market with potential as vast as Latin America.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Injun Warrior

      Although Brazil is a beautiful place with warm people, it is not the "new Crown Jewel of The Americas". I have ten years of experience there and wherever I go I hear the same thing: "Ninguém quer trabalhar!' (No one wants to work); there are simply too many government sponsored handouts. In addition, the public education system of the country is almost criminal. This means that Brazil is not producing enough talented workers to support manufacturing or research and development, nor does it have many people in the pipeline. Similarly, corruption and crime is rampant. The judicial system is byzantine, at best. Call me naive, as you wish, but I believe you need to get off Ipanema beach and see the real Brazil... the one that is broken.

      September 28, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Scott B

    When almost all Americans can get a job with a livable wage, then we can talk about depopulation issues. Until then, we need to force employers to hire Americans. If they have to pass that cost on to us, so be it. Better paying more for goods and services than to pay for their rent and food when they can't get a job.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Jon Pope

    So when are we going to start deporting all those dam Canadians and Irish and all the other Europeans that come here freeloading off our system? I say stop and demand ID from anyone who looks white... Add all Asians and Indians to the list to. In fact we should ID everyone, everywhere... It worked in Nazi Germany so why not here?

    April 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • SteveRhoades

      Illegal is not a race, it's a crime.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott B

      If they haven't been approved to work here, then kick them out. I don't care what race they are. I want unskilled Americans to be able to get a job with a decent wage.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon Pope

      I think you missed my point.... I sure as hell don't want my civil liberties taken away from me or my fellow true Americans just to make fools like you feel better. Remember, once your civil liberties are taken away no matter how dubious the reason, you'll never get them back...

      April 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sickntired

      @Jon Pope – you make more sense than anybody else on here. Keep speaking the truth!

      April 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • send lawyers gub=ns and money

      .......I BEEN TO CANADA MANY TIMES...IS SO EASY TO SNEAK ACROSS THEIR BORDER.....NO BORDER SECURITY, EXCEPT FOR THE GATE SECURITY...TERRORISTS CAN DRIVE A TRUCK OF EXPLOSIVES ACROSS THE CANADIAN BORDER EASY..
      Funny thing is, the only land border Canada has that you can drive a truck across is the border with, you guessed it, the United States. If it's that easy to sneak across the border to Canada, do you not think that this would be a problem for the Canadians? Or if what you meant was it would be easy to drive a load of explosives into the US from Canada, don't blame the Canadians, blame US Customs.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • send lawyers guns and money

      .......I BEEN TO CANADA MANY TIMES...IS SO EASY TO SNEAK ACROSS THEIR BORDER.....NO BORDER SECURITY, EXCEPT FOR THE GATE SECURITY...TERRORISTS CAN DRIVE A TRUCK OF EXPLOSIVES ACROSS THE CANADIAN BORDER EASY..
      Sorry, typo
      Funny thing is, the only land border Canada has that you can drive a truck across is the border with, you guessed it, the United States. If it's that easy to sneak across the border to Canada, do you not think that this would be a problem for the Canadians? Or if what you meant was it would be easy to drive a load of explosives into the US from Canada, don't blame the Canadians, blame US Customs.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Cahill

      Cause my Irish Ancestors came here legally went through a process before becoming a citizen. Illegal is not a race its a crime!!

      April 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Rogelio Guerrero

    Oh well.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Clinton

    Wow... I hope this isn't a fair sampling of people in the US... Everyone is Hypocritical. Especially Republicans/conservatives. All you ever hear from the Right is how Obama is to blame for the Economy and Anything positive since he took office was the result of Bush's policies. ........ how freakin Hypocritical can you get? I'm an independent, but i'm not blind... I don't have Amnesia either I can remember 4 years ago. The Economic Collapse was occurring WHILE Obama took office and Yes the timeline for withdrawing from Iraq was set by the previous administration but it was up to the new admiinistration whether to negotiate a date further down the road or stick with it... The manhunt for Osama bin Laden began after 9/11 but yes it WAS Obama that gave the order for the Seal team to go get him... Why is it so hard for Conservatives to admit that Bush wasn't a very good president? You didn't like him 4 years ago when he was in office, his approval rating was low even amongst YOUR party... But you sit here and blame everything bad that's happened on the current administration and Say that anything good that has happened is a result of the previous administration.... that's entirely hypocritical and it doesn't make me want to cast a vote for your party it actually makes me feel like Conservatives have grown more Stupid and spiteful over the years.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • izzy76

      Amen!!!

      April 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sickntired

      Yes, many people have amnesia these days. Bush was horrible but it's only a ploy to criticize Obama.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  63. wut

    *The Mexican immigration that's recorded.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  64. escher7

    Even the illegals are leaving. Whata country.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Steve

    World leaders flock to Mexican hospitals for treatment...R O F L. Hell even Walmart needs to bribe folks just to operate there. Mexico is a crap hole, it has been for 400 years and it will be for the next 400 years. Immigration proves it, instead of FIGHTING for a better country they flee. See in America we FOUGHT the British..did the settlers flee? Nope.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronjayaz

      Poor, Steve, he hasnt a clue abt history–400 years?! Even the Spanish came over 500 years ago and there was a culture before–duh? Mexico has a ruin going back to 3,500 years ago. 400 years? Where U comin from, man? What American school did U attend?

      April 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  66. AGuest9

    Really? Who accomplished the mission of offing UBL? Who took office with troops still in Iraq and Afghanistan, shouldering the failed policies of his predecessor? Who has had to deal with the fiscal mess created by the previous administration? Certainly not Duhhhbya!

    April 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      But your buddy promised he would fix it all...and he hasnt. Remember he said he would pull out of Iraq and Afganistan..he didnt..he actually attacked Libya on top of that. Remember he said he would close Gitmo..he hasnt, still open. Remember he said that waterboarding never got us anything, it did and he used that intel to order a strike on Bin Ladin..which he took credit. Remember when he voted AGAINST the troop surge in Iraq..became president then when the Troop surge worked took credit? Remember when he spent billions of dollars on 'shovel ready" jobs and pushed the legislation thru in just a few hours yet here we are with record unemployment. Remember when he chastised CEOs for flying private planes..then had his wife fly on a taxpayer private plane to Italy? Remember when he said rich should pay more in taxes...yet "donated" 30k to each of his daughters as a tax shelter? Remember when he touted the Buffet plan..but then Buffet has been fighting to stop paying a billion dollar tax since 2002? Remember when the majority of Americans did not want his healthcare plan..but he did it anyways. Remember that his healthcare plan is soo good, that Congress and himself is exempt from it?

      April 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris

        Remember that every politician (any party) has also lied their way into office and hardly done any good. It's not just Obama who caused this country to be the way it is.

        April 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Oh and lets not forget during the previous administration Democrats ran the house and senate...to include your buddy.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Steve

    PEW Hispanic Center????? Ya thats an unbiased organization. Funny the DHS/ICE Cameras still show thousands pouring in every day.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott B

      I'm pretty sure the article admitted people were still coming in. Almost as many as were leaving.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Nails

    They came here looking for hope and change......

    April 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Metta World Peace

    Next it's the Irish, then the Gingers. After that, probably the Krauts

    April 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • SteveRhoades

      They did not jump over the fence.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Cahill

      Your new cool name says alot from your malicious elbow you threw at Hardin!! You should be ashamed & one other thing we let blacks over & all you guys do is cry racisim!! Why not let the more Irish come over. Atleast a majority of us Irish PEOPLE work & don't suck off the wellfare system!!

      April 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sickntired

        Dude, I hate to tell you but you weren't the first here so you didn't LET anyone come over here. The Native American's were here first so they LET you come over or let me correct that, you stole a spot in this country.

        April 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimbo

      I hope YOU people are next to get the boot. Go back to yer mud huts in the jungle!

      April 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  70. God is Good

    Way to go people, using immigration policies to vent your racist thoughts! Christian are we? What would Christ do if "these Mexicans" came here looking for a better life? Would he tell them "go back to your country illegal"? Shame on all of you. I will pray for you all. God Bless!

    April 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gerry

      I pray every day for them thieving mexicants to leave my great country! God is Good to us today!

      April 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • SteveRhoades

      Illegal is not a race, it's a crime . You Bozo.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • God is Good

        Really?! Don't hide behind the words you choose! Looser!

        April 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • beelzabarber

      Pretty sure Christ would be ashamed of all the people who call themselves Christians. You are NOTHING like what he had in mind.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Walter

        Makes me glad to be against illegal immigrants – and an atheist.

        April 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon Pope

      Historically speaking American Christianity has always been racists. Look back at the biblical justification genocide of the American Indian and the biblical justification of slavery in America. How many Jews changed their last name just so they could get a job from a Christian? I'm not sure why think Christians have or will change much from their racist history in America.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • R. DIBERTO

        Umm dude, Slavery existed long before Christianity. In fact many Africans used slaves of their own people. Same with the Chinese, Indians and many other nations thousands of years ago. So do yourself a favor and be a little more educated before you slander one group on something you clearly have no understanding of. And the TRUE Christians that Believe and Follow the teaching of Jesus are not the issue here. It is those who abuse Christianity and the teachings to create something for themselves. To have power and control over others. (Catholics)
        And also for the record Hitler was born a Jew who took on Atheism and was responsible for the deaths of 6-10 million Jews. So before you look at the issues of Christians, you might want to look deeper into Atheists and all the damage they have caused over the years.

        April 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jon Pope

        R. DIBERTO,

        Um dude, try reading American history and you'll find instead of abolishing slavery, Christians justified it by using the bible. Same for taking American Indian land and enslaving them to. By the way, who put up all of those "whites only" signs? Was it the Jews or Muslims? Oh that's right, it was Christians! Oh and please provide me with factual information that Hitler was a Jew turned Atheist..

        April 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sickntired

        @Jon Pope – you're my idol. ;)

        April 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      I would say "Now that you've just gotten free quality education you might want to go back to mexico and change things..."

      April 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott B

      Speak for yourself. I just want our government to care for the people its responsible for, it's citizens. Instead, our government makes it easy for illegals to come over which lowers the amount of jobs available and the wages that can be earned by our unskilled workers. That causes us to have to pay for these people to be able to survive.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gerry

      Prayer solves all problems. Perhaps it's God's Will that you have no job because of your unfaithful ways.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Amen Jose, and Ooraah!!!

      April 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Anomic Office Drone

    You don't even have to think for yourself!

    April 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Yoyomanusa

    MEX = drunk, not too smart, high-tempered, no sign of education, do not know any other city after the D.F., the lowest conditions of living in the USA, crazy music . . . America still loves their food.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Mona

    They are preventing comments from people who are happy about this yet the overwhelming comments getting through still are still from people who are happy. Makes you wonder how little support illegal immigration have.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronjayaz

      Their leaving is ominous, indeed. The less Mexicans here, the more indicative that the economy's in the tank! HELP!

      April 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Clinton

    Typical Conservative, Zero respect for the President of the United States simply due to which Party he's from, if everybody dropped the labels and we had no party's, Obama would get a lot more respect for how he's handled the Country since taking office... it's been a hellish ride, he's had an economic world crisis, 2 wars and huge divisions within the Population... all left over from about 2 decades of growing party hatred... he does something well and gets no credit from the right... does something poorly and gets no criticism from his party... there's no fair judge except those of us that stand squarely in the middle and see how stupid the folks are that follow party politics. He's done okay... whether Righties want to admit it or not... not spectacular... but okay... he's kept us out of new wars... took us out of Iraq... working on Afghanistan... kept the economy from completely tanking... has fostered enough growth that we've added jobs for half a year... unemployment has stabalized and is dropping despite what the Right has to say about the numbers.... he's done okay... not great... okay... i think so far as a nation we're probably better off than with him than Romney... Romney hasn't had a chance to really show what he intends to do if he were president though... he has been battling within the republican party so far.... so we won't know what he wants to do until he starts fully campaigning against Obama.... So far... i've not been impressed.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nah

      clinton: "Typical Conservative, Zero respect for the President of the United States simply due to which Party he's from, if everybody dropped the labels and we had no party's"

      This was meant to be ironic, right?

      April 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Thanks for the calm, hyperbolic-free, sensible statement. They are few and far between.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Chris Loesch

    It should be noted that the Obama Administration has told Ice to effectively stop enforcement. If an illegal alien is observed trying to cross the border they are not to be apprehended once they step onto US soil. That is the ruling judgement from Eric Holder and the justice department. This is the TRUE reason why the number of arrests has plummetted.

    They have also taken a policy of not apprehending illegals that are already within the United States. If one is suspected of being an illegal immigrant because they can't speak English, or produce proper identification (that all of us citizens must do), than you can't deport them. This is all of course a prelude to MASSIVE LEGALIZATION at your tax dollar expense in Obama's second term.

    But wait this is Republican propoganda right? Mass legalization will in fact make everything all better. No more illegals undercutting jobs that Americans used to do (construction, factories, etc.). In fact there are PLENTY of jobs, just 40+ million lazy Americans that won't search for work right? SO....there will be plenty of jobs for all, no strain of social services and healthcare (we all know they pay their taxes, social security, healthcare, and NEVER NEVER take public assistance), everyone will become bi-lingual and adobt Spanish as the 2nd official language (see Canada and the French). Texas, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Utah will all sucede from the United States and return to its proper owner whom it was stolen from. White Americans from these states will be encouraged to pack up and march to Plymouth Rock for emmigration back to Europe, because they stole land from natives 400 years ago. Rich white Democrats will flood the streets and cheer the cause as it will fullfill their life long nightmares of white guilt and at the end of the day, everyone left behind will join hands and sing kumpaya in the NEW utopia society that Obama and the Democrats are rightfully trying to create.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Dusty2701

    First, Semper Fi. E-Verify will one day be the law of the land. It's quick, it's accurate and it's free. When fully implemented any employer not using it should be heavily fined the first time caught, have a mandatory IRS audit and jail time for repeat offenders. However, remember the government isn't the solution to the problem, the government IS the problem so it's going to take at least a generation to take America back from the far left thinkers.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith Long

      Semper Fi Marine. I absolutely agree with you and hope that happens but I'm not going to hold my breath. The employers will fight it tooth and nail. They want the cheap labor.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  77. frank

    Border Patrol: "Hey!!! Your going the wrong way!!!"

    April 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Chris

    One reason mentioned is the weakened U.S. job market. When I read that the only thing that comes to mind is that there is not enough to "give" them so they are heading out. If things picked up in the US they would be back in a heart beat.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      You KNOW they woul dbe back in a heartbeat – just as soon as things start getting better.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • ronjayaz

        Wishful thinking. It's not going to get better, It's going to get worse w/o our Mexicans. South Tucson is practically a ghost town. We'll be praying for the Mexicans to come back. COME BACK, SHANE!

        April 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • AGuest9

      Yes, Tom. That is troubling. Maybe we can make the border one-way, out.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Spartacus

    The first ones to realize that things have hit rock-bottom in an economy are always the most poor. They have already realized that life is cheaper in Mexico, and if they are going to struggle, they might as well do it in their homeland, surrounded by their people and customs. Far away from many of you scary racists , who need to look in a mirror before they criticize anyone else.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trent

      What "race" is a criminal, you bigoted anti-american Obozo libtard voting POS?

      April 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Clinton

        Trent, you realize how stupid you sound to those of us that are smart enough to be independent right? Anybody that attacks someone for their party affiliation while being a supporter of another party are foolish in my eyes... are you really so stupid you need a Party to represent you? are you really that weakminded and pathetic that you need a party to tell you what to believe? Sad... very sad.... The US used to be full of people with open minds that would look at who the person was that was running for office... not simply which party they belonged to.... I think idiots like yourself enjoy following a particular party because you're too stupid and lazy to try and evaluate a person yourself. So you throw a label on somebody and hide behind your ignorance... you are as pathetic as anybody you hate on the other side of the aisle, you realize that right?

        April 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Uncle Sam

    Adios amigos! More jobs for the born and bred here citizens! Yes there's good and bad as in all races, but coming here illegally and stealing jobs with someone else's S.S number, git out and stay out!

    April 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Varun

      stealing american jobs? Since when did white americans start doing dishes and picking strawberries?

      April 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • frank

        obviously you've never lived in San Diego

        April 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • AGuest9

        Or much of the South.

        April 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • jane

        Since 1938 when my grandparents immigrated legally from Germany, moved to Indiana and started farming. How do you think you eat ??

        April 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Keith Long

        I would ask when white Americans stopped doing those jobs. 50 years ago I and many other young Americans just getting started in the work force did those jobs. Now a young American cannot get one of those jobs even if he or she wants it. The employers would rather hire an illegal.

        April 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Errrr

      Yeah...and stay out...I can wash my own cars, mow my own lawns, clean my own house and pick my own fruit. Who cares if the economy suffers more when nobody else wants to fill those jobs you leave behind and the business owners lose their businesses.....Wait ! Come back !!

      April 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Errrr

        I do agree with you AGuest.....My point is you have to be careful about what you ask for. In the end if every illegal was taken out of the US, many of us would feel the pinch with that lost labor force. And don't tell me that the 1000's of Americans without jobs would fill those spots in a hear beat, not for that pay. You will see price increases across the board for all services, denting your pocket book even further. I for one can say I am probably the biggest detriment to our economy because I will never pay anyone to do what I can do myself and that includes mowing my lawns, washing my cars, remodeling, landscaping, plumbing, auto repair, construction, concrete work and cleaning my house.

        April 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • They should take your job

      I am sorry but if an immgrant comes and takes YOUR JOB, doesn't that make you look dubmer since you were raised here and you know the launguage already and customs.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Errrr

        You mean an illegal not an immigrant. If you go back far enough in your family tree I'm sure you'll find your family emigrated to this country. And if an "illegal" can show he can do a better job than a "legal" person, or for that matter "legal" vs "legal", what difference does that make. The onus is on the EMPLOYER who hires that illegal person. He is the one taking jobs away from legal residents. Oh, and no illegal can take my job because my employment requirements stipulate I be an American citizen (govt job) and I am also Hispanic....

        April 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Keith Long

        The problem is that the "illegal" immigrant will take the job for less pay because he is willing to live in the same room with 20 other immigrants.

        April 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • They should take your job

        Yes illegal thank you, that is how my father entered this country, worked really hard, most of the time he had 2 jobs and then was granted a cylum under Regan and payed tons of taxes, he is a citizen now. I think those who really want to work will find a way to get a job, there are tons of Americans just sitting on unemployment because they are taking their time choosing the job that they actullary want. Mexicans taking jobs was never a threat to anybody I know. But I am open to others perspectives.

        April 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Jax

    Caps lock is NOT cruise control for cool, it's the equivalent if raising your voice, and just because you're speaking louder does not mean you're more right. For those of you that are happy that the immigrant (illegal and legal alike) are leaving? guess that opens up all those unskilled working positions. You've won, now go do your damn job and quit bit*hing.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • E-rock

      Pot, Kettle. Kettle, Pot. Now that you've been appropriately introduced; I believe Pot just called the kettle black.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  82. SHADES

    Obama will certainly want credit for this...
    and Osama being killed
    Iraq war over

    everything else is Bushs fault
    gas prices, economy, housing, lack of energy policy, jobs

    liberals are really goofy,
    entertaining lot they are

    April 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clinton

      Nope Shades you're totally right.. The economic collapse was all on Obama right? You're so narrow-minded it is pathetic... You're being entirely hypocritcal like many of the Conservatives in this country are right now... you attack Obama because you think he should own up for the economic collapse, (only problem is it was collapsing when he took office) ... but then you think he should not take credit for Bin Laden getting taken out... or many of Al Quaeda's top lieutenants... and he shouldn't take credit for pulling out of Iraq.... or the unemployment rate dropping... or the stock market rebound... ........... so basically the only thing you think Obama deserves credit for is the Economic collapse that was occurring when he took office.... everything positive that happened since he took office was Bush..... Hypocrite to the core man... we're not that dumb you know that right?

      April 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  83. TexanX

    Here's a funny story. My grandparents came here to work (they were illegal.) I'm a hispanic citizen that owns two businesses that combined employ over 50 american citizens (white, hispanic, black etc...). We also spend over $800,000 on contractors who also employ american citizens. Those 50 american citizens with a job can thank my illegal grandparents. I know a lot of people like me who's parents or grandparents were illegal who now create jobs for citizens. American's hate, over indulgences, coddled children and right wing supply side economics have destroyed this country.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • SHADES

      deport him...stinkin 1%

      April 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • neoritter

      YOU created those jobs. Not your grandparents. Further, there's no evidence to suggest that someone else wouldn't have hired those 50 people or that someone else wouldn't have set up a similar or other business where yours is if you weren't here.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  84. johnnieg

    Great news!

    April 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Randy

    Excellent– Bye-bye!
    Take a friend or three (hundred) with you!!
    Oh, and don't come back!!!

    April 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  86. sylpkt

    So how can anyone conclude that these are accurate numbers? If they were discovered to be illegal, wouldn't they be deported? If they weren't discovered, how could they be counted? 1.37 million seems way too low over a 5 year period in a nation of 300 million Americans, that would hardly represent a "problem"

    April 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Frank

    Well done U.S. of F A.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  88. cnnife

    "Many factors are probably behind the trend, the report said, including rising deportations, greater enforcement at the border, growing dangers associated with border crossings" BEWARE of what you write, the RIGHT do not want to hear that the president's immigration enforcement policy is working.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Errrr

      Since this census was derived in 2010 based on data from 2005 to 2010 you can thank the Bush administration as well. I don't think Obama gets the majority of credit here. As with all his "accomplishments" he is just bearing the fruits of the vines that were planted years before he got into office.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Patrick

    Uuuum settle down imbeciles. I think they're talking about legal immigration. They have no way of monitoring how many people are entering the country illegally. The people t hat have stopped coming here are the middle and upper class. The poor will always be on the move.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • John H

      No, this study is over all immigration. The census covers all people living here legally and illegally. That's actually part of the point of the census is to count and give general data for populations that would otherwise fall between the cracks of normal government accounting.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon Pope

      "I think they're talking about legal immigration."

      Really? Did you even read the article? I didn't think so. This might help.

      "Many factors are probably behind the trend, the report said, including rising deportations, greater enforcement at the border, growing dangers associated with border crossings, the weakened U.S. job market and a long-term decline in Mexico's birth rates."

      Don't call people imbeciles when you sir are the imbecile....

      April 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  90. fed up

    I have no problem paying 50 cents more for a head of lettuce....bye...bye..

    April 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • cacique

      And apparently many of those cheap laborers really have been making good, better than many of you who just sit around complaining about the hot weather

      April 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      When people can sell drugs or get food stamps and rent, watching TV is better than working. So even if there are jobs, people with alternatives may not work.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Veronica

    I hope Ghetto Man and his "brothers" are next.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • ambi

      keep dreaming LOL we are not going ANYWHERE ever LOL. You brought us here and well be here until the continent sinks in the sea....I look forward to being here with folks like YOU :)

      April 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Having serious racist problems today? Try learning a little about the history of black people in America-for example, there are more churches per square mile in Harlem than anywhere else in the US...

      April 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  92. mbjrp36

    This is a sign of how fast Latin America is catching up to the Developed world, Argentina and Chile are already considered developed.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • eugenia

      As an Argentinian, I don't think that we are developed country. It makes me cry every year that I go an visit my family.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • mbjrp36

        True, Argentina is at the end of the HDI for developed nations.

        April 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Clark

    I happen to like Mexicans because they are hard working and family oriented. It's too bad they are leaving us to seek a better life in Mexico. I wish some white trash would leave, but who wants them?

    April 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • cacique

      many prefer to poke it with their left thumb for a couple of hours, then change to their right thumb. After a few hours of that they start pulling it with the left hand and then with the right...begin anew the next day.
      Meantime badmouth the Mexicans for taking their jobs...

      April 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • heime

      I agree 100%. I also believe, however, that those coming here must do so LEGALLY, and not by sneaking across the boarder.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Patrick

        And I agree if you want to call yourself an American, you must first learn to read and write the language properly...It's BORDER, not BOARDER, Heime....Dope...

        April 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • heime

        @ Patrick, thanks for the spell check. Keep up the good work.

        April 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • fed up

      To like them means you don't live by them.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      Assembly line reckless breeding is the problem. The Houston Chronicle reports the first born child every New Years Day and every year for at least the last ten years or more, it has been the child of an illegal immigrant. By the way, they don't pay for childbirth. I guess that is why they do it so often. Has their own history of growing up poverty stricken in a large family not taught them anything about how poverty is perpetuated? In the end, we will be left with nothing but Mexicans and Palestinians.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Golden God

      Trash comes in all races. But good point – most of the Mexican Nationals I know are hard working very polite people. Coming from a poor town in Mexico to Detroit must be a giant step backwards. Rather go back to a simple life in Mexico rasing chickens than live in a hell hole like Detroit.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • ambi

        did you lose your job in detroit is that why you are so bitter towards detroit? or are you trying to making veiled (not well by the way) racist remakes about blacks in detroit...either way take some happy pills

        April 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Veronica

      Too family oriented...too many kids overburdening social services, schools and medical services.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • cacique

      Yes..and most mexicans are very hard working people even if many of us are illegal, but because we are illegal, we must be very hardworking and that is precisely why we will not be taking any of tyour requests

      April 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • cacique

      Beside, I don't think you can distinguish a legal Mexican from an illegal Mexican.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Junkdog

    Im so tired of hering "the largest growing population in this Country" oh, thats fine for the wealthy people, but us poorer ones have to compete. Why do so many Dem leaders think all us Dems are for illegal immigration, when in fact many are not, most should realize the impact on this country. Do we want to keep them as slaves?

    April 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      Democrats are not in favor of illegal immigration. I don't know where you got that nonsense.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clark

      I find that many poor folks are low achievers and were poor students with no realistic goals. Keep drinking Mountain Dew and smoking crack while better educated and more motivated "foreigners" take the good jobs. The good jobs are for the educated, i.e. technology, bioscience, pharma, etc. Mr. Goodwrench isn't hiring.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
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