Oct 7, 2006, 8:16 AM
Post #9 of 24
The real impact would be to make those home towns poorer from the effect of not recieving the expatriated dollars these folks presently send home, which amounts to something like the third most important source of foreign currency for the ocuntry after tourism and oil.
US census firgures, which include illegals, (but probably in a seriously under-reported way), put the number of hispanics living in the US at around 14%. That is around 45 to 48 million. If we say that 10 million are without proper papers, you are right that is a substantial portion of them.
I definitely concur. Moreover the impact from the outset will and can lead to Mexican economic frustration and varying degrees of financial panic. Most likely the US exodus would cut a deep economic raven necessitating an expeditious restructuring of immigration policy which would effectively balance the chasm created on both sides.
If politicians stonewall, perhaps the industrialists and farming community out of sheer economic need, press hard enough for Mx incentives such as pouring dollars back into Mx for restructuring Mx self reliance for realized US export needs. Yes, I believe that in the long run Mx can benefit from aid toward self-reliance.
In the short term, it follows; IHMO the strain and need for American tourist dollars may fuel a more competitive and favorable expat buyers market. Of which, in some small way may also somewhat alleviate Mx needs, as it has in the past.
Of course, these are just contentions born from all the fallout to date. With the granting of US funds and contracts authorized for a 700-mile wall and other high tech gizmos, it appears, it may be the dawning of something in Mx favor when the US realizes they may have shot themselves in the foot. The need for affordable crops and food in the US, just to name a few, has a very loud voice that knows how to screamÖÖÖ
I digress, but on another front and out of curiosity, since Iím an avid major league baseball fan, are you guys down south receiving the post-season baseball playoffs on ESPN or some other TV station?