Law Enforcement and Bad Economy Cause Illegals To Leave

The bad US economy is causing a tough environment for people who want jobs. It is particularly hard for illegals because even if they will do the jobs Americans won’t, it makes little difference if there are no jobs. Now that law enforcement has increased the number of raids and arrests many illegals are saying it is not worth being here and they are going back to Mexico.

And they say they have no intention of coming back.

After going months without a full-time job, Daniel Ramirez has decided it’s time to return to family in Mexico.

Vicenta Rodriguez Lopez says she can’t afford to live in Colorado any more because her husband was deported.

Roberto Espinoza is going back, too. After 18 years as a mechanic for a General Motors dealership in Denver, his work permit wasn’t renewed and he didn’t want to remain in the country illegally.

All are leaving Colorado in time for Christmas — joining a traditional holiday migration that will number almost 1 million people, says Mexico’s interior ministry. But they have no intention of returning to Colorado, a place that promised prosperity.

Layoffs, dwindling job opportunities, anti-immigrant sentiment and the crackdown on illegal immigrants are forcing hard choices on many Mexican nationals in Colorado. Though not an exodus, some are returning to a nation they haven’t seen in years.

“You despair. You think, ‘I used to earn $600 a week and now I’m getting half of that a week?'” said Ramirez, 38, who lost his Denver construction job in August. He left last week, driving to San Luis Potosi in central Mexico.

Mexico’s consul general in Denver, Eduardo Arnal, said more people like Ramirez are going home for good. Yahoo News

The law enforcement aspect would have eventually had the same effect especially if immigration continued to go after employers as well as the illegals. The bad economy, while tough for America, has a good side in that illegals are leaving because they cannot make money.

We have been saying all along that if the incentive to be here were removed they would not come and those here would leave. We need to keep the pressure on them and ensure that even when the economy gets better we do not give them an incentive to come here.

If enough of them leave then there will be plenty of jobs for Americans who want to work. Given that Obama wants to put everyone on the government payroll (sucking up tax dollars to give out jobs) to rebuild roads and bridges, there should be plenty of work for people so they do not have to sit around on their lazy rears drawing welfare.

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