#rsrh Net Mexican immigration at below zero.

Legal Insurrection tacitly wonders about the same thing that I’ve been wondering about: what happens to the Democrats when/if the long-trumpeted Latino demographic shift – one fueled by thirty years of constant immigration from Mexico – well, stops?

Spoiler warning: probably nothing all that good

A four-decade tidal wave of Mexican immigration to the United States has receded, causing a historic shift in migration patterns as more Mexicans appear to be leaving the United States for Mexico than the other way around, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center.

It looks to be the first reversal in the trend since the Depression, and experts say that a declining Mexican birthrate and other factors may make it permanent.

You see, guessing wrong about this sort of thing can be messy. It can be particularly messy when you have, as the saying goes, trampled over old friends in your haste to make new ones.  Contrary to popular progressive belief, groups like, say, working class whites know when people are urinating on them and calling it precipitation; and they are perfectly happy to go elsewhere where they might be more wanted…

Shorter Moe Lane: …Oops?

Moe Lane

PS: Mind you, it was more asserted than proven that Latino votes were going to go overwhelmingly Democratic from now until the end of time.


  • Josh Reiter says:

    Well that’s one way to solve the immigration problem. All you got to do is just send the economy so far down the crapper that nobody wants to stay here anymore.

  • Ric Locke says:

    It’s more than just the economy, Josh.

    We have now achieved parity or better with Mexico in pain-in-the-butt regulations regarding how you can make money and go about your daily business, and our Enforcers can’t, as a rule, be bribed (yet).

    And between Latin gangs and Democratic Community Organizers, we have now replicated the “patron” system. The patron gets a huge cut of everything you (supposedly) earn, you have to check with him or her before doing anything but sleep, and ours haven’t yet tumbled to the fact that they have to return something in order to make the system work.

    So if you can’t get a job, you can’t run your own business, and you have to put up with all the disadvantages of the Mexican system without even getting the minuscule benefits it returns, why come or stay? You have to agree, it’s a truly imaginative solution to illegal immigration.

  • Catseye says:

    Mexico, last I checked had 4.9% unemployment. It won’t by long before other people start heading south if this keeps up or gets worse.

  • Rob Crawford says:

    “It won’t by long before other people start heading south if this keeps up ”
    And thereby ruin a perfectly good joke in “Murder by Death”.

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