Sunday, January 06, 2013

Immigrant family in U.S. sees better life back home: Couple, two sons leave Chicago for a growing Mexico as America loses luster as land of opportunity for many newcomers

The Chicago Tribune has a nice front page story on Mexicans going back home:
In Chicago and across the country, immigrant families are making the same calculations. Their American dreams have clashed with the reality of low-paying jobs that offer little chance for advancement or middle-class security.
There's more:
With opportunities limited by a still-struggling economy, the historic wave of Mexican immigration appears to have reversed after decades of growth that transformed the U.S., according to the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonprofit research group.
Attention Republican party members in Congress:
With the change of direction that may again reshape communities in both countries, about 1.4 million Mexican immigrants in the U.S. returned home from 2005 to 2010, most voluntarily, the center reported last spring. That number, which also includes deportations, is roughly double the number of Mexicans who left the U.S. between 1995 and 2000.
An article well worth your time. It appears America will not be majority Hispanic anytime soon.