A study of the recent census statistics by The Pew Hispanic Center “estimated that illegal Mexican entrants have been reduced from 525,000 annually in the 2000-04 era to 100,000 in 2010”. The estimated number of illegals in this country is now 11.2 million down from the 2007 high of 12 million.
I’m not sure I would trust census figures on illegals, but it seems conditions have improved in Mexico to the point where it is now considered a majority middle class country. Part of this is due to the fact that women are having fewer children now; the average was 7 in 1971 vs. the 2010 average of 2, but I can’t help thinking part of this is due to the Mexican government finally realizing nothing was going to get done about amnesty for illegals—not even under Liberal God Barack Obama, so the government decided to do more for its own people rather than foist their ignorant peasants off on the USA, who then used us as their ATM. Mexico was never a poor country, it just had a problem with spreading the wealth around, which is good for everyone, as Barack Obama told us.
If this analysis is correct, that takes the pressure off us; we still need to secure our borders but now we can concentrate on what to do with the people already here. Thanks to the economic policies of the Obama administration, many are returning home where they at least family, even if they don’t have jobs, because there are few low skill jobs here, either. Instead, let’s focus on immigration policy that will bring high skilled people into this country—we already have enough homegrown ignorant peasants as it is.