Illegal immigration up, called a sign economy’s better

A new report shows illegal immigration to the U.S. from Mexico is rising, a sign, some observers say, that the economy is making a comeback.

The report from the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California says illegal migration from Mexico to the U.S. is once again increasing following a big dip during the recession that started in 2008.

The report factored in flows across the southwest border, repatriations, demography, remittances, employment levels of illegal aliens, and enforcement actions.

“Illegal immigration is a market indicator,” Roy Beck, CEO of NumbersUSA, a think tank that advocates less legal and illegal immigration, told USA Today. He said, “… this is basically another sign that the economy is picking up.”

Not only is illegal immigration on the rise, the report said, but the number of illegal aliens leaving the U.S. is decreasing.

The size of the Mexican-born population in the U.S. “has fully recovered from losses experienced during the recession,” the report said. “Meanwhile, unemployment among those migrants has decreased and labor force participation rates have held steady—a post-recession economic performance slightly better than for U.S. native-born workers. “

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October 26th, 2012
9:53 am

Only the AJC could spin an increase in illegal immigration as positive!


October 26th, 2012
9:56 am

It’ll just give conservatives one more thing to whine about.


October 26th, 2012
10:01 am

What happen to our Nation of laws? This invasion by our southern nations is destroying this country. It is the main cause of our failing economy because it has suppressed the working wage. At the same time it has lowered our standard of living. It has made the poor poorer and the rich richer. Our government has thrown us all under the bus and they could care less. We need to throw out all those that have supported illegal aliens. We need to take back our country or we shall surely lose it.

Van Jones

October 26th, 2012
10:12 am

Progress, possibly you would like to cut a check to Northside Hospital to personally pay for the care for other country’s citizens?


October 26th, 2012
10:46 am

You want to bring the troops home from the Mideast? Do so and station every one on the Southern border with orders to shoot on site! That will stop the illegal invasion! Then immigration officers can go city to city and remove all those here including their illegal anchor brats! First stop San Francisco!


October 26th, 2012
11:52 am

“Debra” you are correct! The AJC is shameless in their promotion and sympathy for illegal immigration. How pathetic can it be when they use this as a sign of the economy picking up! Not one mention in this article of those who are returning, or not leaving taking American’s jobs is there? They are all part of the problem, not the solution, and until we get rid of the “wanna-be-dictator” in the WH it will only get worse.


October 26th, 2012
1:39 pm

Or it’s getting worse in Mexico…

Joel Wischkaemper

October 26th, 2012
2:59 pm

It is staggering to me to watch the newspapers of this country, and the democratic politicians of this country, sweep the damage those illegal aliens do to the Citizens of this country without a blink. Most of the people who understand what is happening are watching the election very closely, and while some say that the increase just before Christmas is a good sign of recovery, it is a giant stretch to accept that.


October 26th, 2012
3:26 pm

What is amazing these political geniuses are more worried about the Hispanic vote then they are about American citizens. Jobs!! Really how pitiful. If you got rid of 10-15 million illegal workers and businesses all the working wages would go way up because the grass would still be cut, crops would be picked, dishes washed and so forth. What is worse sending jobs overseas or giving jobs away here at home, pitiful. The only difference would be the employers and rich that have been scamming the American worker for years would have to pay more. No spin just fact!

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October 26th, 2012
6:50 pm

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Charles McKee

October 26th, 2012
9:45 pm

Illegal immigrants seem to be moving within the U.S. to the sanctuary States. I don’t believe the economy is actually any better.


October 27th, 2012
12:14 am

It’s probably from Obama’s amnesty. Young adults coming here for a free ride.

Dena Jimenez

October 27th, 2012
3:09 am

Why don’t you take your Country back from Mitt Romney and China? Mexico is not your problem. Your problem is you sit back and let companies like Bain put American workers in the food stamp and medicaid lines and send those jobs overseas to China. Now he wants to swoop in a save the American worker. Mitt and people like him are the reason people are in welfare lines. They helped put people in the umemployment lines. Now they want to cut food stamps, medicaid, unemployment, where they put these Americans. I am sick to death of hearing people say I would pay more for a tomato if it was picked by an American worker. That is a lie. If you would pay more for a product you would not be shopping at Wal-Mart and by cheap products from China. Those manufacturing jobs would still be here if people would pay more for an American made product. You think you get a cheap product from Wal-Mart, think again. You all subsidize the welfare programs that a lot of Wal-Mart workers have to be on because they don’t get paid enough. You want to be heard, take back those jobs from overseas, then you would have plenty of jobs here and you would not have to fight over who is going to pick a tomato or cut grass. Look at the whole picture. Mitt helps companies go overseas, American workers loose jobs, welfare lines, he gets richer, Wal-Mart hires people pays low wages, government picks up tab, we all get cheap made Chinese crap. Who wins? Mitt and his 1% buddies. We and the illegals get the shaft.


October 27th, 2012
9:21 am

Dena Jimenez

October 27th, 2012
3:09 am

Agreed. Check out the link below and then the articles and videos regarding Sensata Corp in Freeport ILL, now owned by Bain Capital. The plant is closing by end of year and Mitt Romney’s profit in outsourcing the plant is just under $500,000. Where are the jobs going you ask. Well they’re being shipped overseas. Care to guess where…???
China, of course.

If you have a job, pay close attention. Yours could be next. And please pass this on to your friends. What they don’t know could hurt them. This is one of the many stories regarding Mr. Romney that the media has not talked about. It’s time that they do.


October 28th, 2012
12:21 pm

JImenez? Hmm name says it all…probably illegal, mooching of the tax payers with all the entitlements you surely receive, all your family members taking our American jobs. Yeah no wonder you are pro Obama since he will not deport you and give you amnesty so you can continue to milk the system.