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1 in 7 Mexican workers employed in the U.S.: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One in seven Mexican workers have left their country and are working in the United States, an immigration study said on Tuesday.


There were more than 7 million workers from Mexico in the U.S. labor force this year, 2 million more than six years ago, said the report's author, Jeanne Batalova of the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think tank.
Batalova said the increase in numbers had to do with economic reasons, with more immigrants looking for a better life in the United States, but also with the increased enforcement at the U.S.-Mexican border.
"It became more dangerous to cross the border, and that caused a 'lock in' effect," Batalova told Reuters in a telephone interview.
Up to 9.4 percent of the all persons born in Mexico were living in the United States in 2005, according to the report. In the same year, 14 percent of Mexican workers had jobs on U.S. soil, compared to 2.5 percent of Canadians.
Based on data from the Census Bureau 2006 Current Population Survey, Batalova found that Mexicans accounted for nearly one-third of the 22.6 million foreign-born workers in the United States, or almost 5 percent of the total civilian labor force.
More than 11 million illegal immigrants, most of them from Mexico, live in the United States, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, another think tank in Washington that follows immigration trends.
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The problem isn't here in the US.

The problem is in Mexico.

Mexico needs to open it's "borders" to foreign investment so we in California can revitalize the freaking country..

It is the Mexican ruling elite that is standing in the way of progress.

Watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeXm9Sg5GqE

Before you idiots bemoan the source, please make a rational comment.

US investment in Mexico would increase 100 fold if they opened up property ownership like we do in the US.
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Dave I understand what you are saying but if Mexico opens up for foreigners to buy property I for example will be one of the first to buy half of the Baja, imagine the rest of Americans with their purchasing power descending on Mexico. That's what they fear.
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Dave I understand what you are saying but if Mexico opens up for foreigners to buy property I for example will be one of the first to buy half of the Baja, imagine the rest of Americans with their purchasing power descending on Mexico. That's what they fear.
I understand, Prof.

But why shouldn't we move south as they move north?

It is like we are keeping Mexico as some sort of Oompah Loompah labor island.

Check out Google Earth and go to the border where San Diego turns into Mexico.
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