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Improving Mexican economy draws undocumented immigrants home from California

Posted By admin On July 29, 2011 @ 1:53 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Sacramento Bee [1]
Friday, July 29, 2011

There are fewer undocumented immigrants in California – and the Sacramento region – because many are now finding the American dream south of the border.

“It’s now easier to buy homes on credit, find a job and access higher education in Mexico,” Sacramento’s Mexican consul general, Carlos González Gutiérrez, said Wednesday. “We have become a middle-class country.”

Mexico’s unemployment rate is now 4.9 percent, compared with 9.4 percent joblessness in the United States.

An estimated 300,000 undocumented immigrants have left California since 2008, though the remaining 2.6 million still make up 7 percent of the population and 9 percent of the labor force, according to the Public Policy Institute of California.

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[1] Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/07/28/3799513/improving-mexican-economy-draws.html

[2] California poised to grant driver’s licenses to young illegal immigrants: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-poised-to-grant-drivers-licenses-to-young-illegal-immigrants.html

[3] California Employment at Record Low: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-employment-at-record-low.html

[4] California unemployment rises to 11.5% in May: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-unemployment-rises-to-115-in-may.html

[5] California Joblessness Reaches 70-Year High: Highest Since 1940: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-joblessness-reaches-70-year-high-highest-since-1940.html

[6] Initiative would let illegal immigrants work in Calif. legally: http://www.prisonplanet.com/initiative-would-let-illegal-immigrants-work-in-calif-legally.html

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