Bad economy has illegals returning home

Sorry to say it but this CNN article made me chuckle a bit. It's like a comedy sketch almost.

Bad economy forcing immigrants to reconsider U.S.
Pedro Pablo slowly folds up his American flag blanket and stuffs it in his duffel bag. With it goes his American dream.

"I left my family and lost four years with them. I will ask them to forgive me," he said.
Pablo is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who came to the United States to support his wife and five sons back home. When he arrived, construction jobs were plentiful. Over the last year, he says, he's worked three days.
He recently boarded a bus with a one-way ticket home, paid for by the Guatemalan consulate in Los Angeles. "I thought I could get ahead here. I regret coming." Watch day laborers head home »
Across the United States, tens of thousands of immigrants -- those here legally and illegally -- are facing a similar dilemma: Do they continue to search for jobs in a struggling U.S. economy or return home to an even bleaker economic situation?
"Things are very dire, and I think it's impacting those at the very bottom even more so," said Abel Valenzuela, a professor at the University of California-Los Angeles who has spent years studying day laborers.
"Day laborers are being really, really impacted."
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I totally thought that was an Onion article.
Democracy is not a spectator sport.

You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

Jesus loves you, but I'm his favorite.
I'm dying that there is a video to watch them return.

Another Onion-esque article was the one about Bill Gates playfully releasing mosquitoes into a crowd.
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Las Vegas -- (KLAS) -- Some Mexican immigrants who came to the U.S. in search of a better life are packing up and moving back to their native country, as many are having doubts about staying in Las Vegas.

Thousands of legal and illegal immigrants have lost their jobs and aren't making enough to survive and send money back home.

"It's been kind of hard for the Mexican community, especially in the last few months, because of the layoffs with the construction workers. There's fear because they don't have a job right now and some of them are returning to Mexico," said Fernando de la Torre with the Mexican Consulate of Nevada.

The Consulate says in recent months they have seen an increase in the number of people opting to go back to Mexico. Their economy is hurting over there, but many Mexican immigrants have a family support system back home.

For some, it's more profitable to move back to Mexico. President Felipe Calderon has budgeted $25 billion into building highways and bridges, so construction jobs will be available.

Still, the consulate says the majority are sticking it out in Las Vegas, not willing to go back and give up opportunities.

"I want to live here because of my kids, so they can study, go to school and in Mexico, you have to work much more," said Marco Gonzalez.

The majority of Mexican immigrants make it a priority to send money back to their families in Mexico. In the last three months, the amount of money sent over the border has dropped 30-percent.
pretty soon Americans will be sneaking over the border
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Sorry to say it but this CNN article made me chuckle a bit. It's like a comedy sketch almost.

Bad economy forcing immigrants to reconsider U.S.
Pedro Pablo slowly folds up his American flag blanket and stuffs it in his duffel bag. With it goes his American dream.

"I left my family and lost four years with them. I will ask them to forgive me," he said.
Pablo is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who came to the United States to support his wife and five sons back home. When he arrived, construction jobs were plentiful. Over the last year, he says, he's worked three days.
He recently boarded a bus with a one-way ticket home, paid for by the Guatemalan consulate in Los Angeles. "I thought I could get ahead here. I regret coming." Watch day laborers head home »
Across the United States, tens of thousands of immigrants -- those here legally and illegally -- are facing a similar dilemma: Do they continue to search for jobs in a struggling U.S. economy or return home to an even bleaker economic situation?
"Things are very dire, and I think it's impacting those at the very bottom even more so," said Abel Valenzuela, a professor at the University of California-Los Angeles who has spent years studying day laborers.
"Day laborers are being really, really impacted."
Originally Posted by FreeCurls
It might be an issue of skillset as work visas are special issue for those who have a specific set of qualifying credentials including carpentry, masonry and other architectural related skills as well as housekeeping and the traditional medical or technology sector. Unfortunately, individuals who enter the country illegally are not considered immigrants and do not have the same access to educational support and are often unable to obtain the type of jobs they may have had in other countries as a result.

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