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    Oh Mary Oh

    I posted it up last night. I have posted links elsewhere here to some new DHS reports which I used to obtain the raw data. The YOIS has been around for a long time, so none of this is really new.

    Note also that there are no quotas on any of the IR-1 thru IR-5 categories of family based immigration.

    I Just Got A Look At The 2009 Figures

    Below are the figures for LPR's granted to both Mexico versus all of Europe over the past nine years.

    2000
    Mexico    189,051
    Europe    112,616

    2001
    Mexico    102,736
    Europe    82,451

    2002
    Mexico    76,310
    Europe    86,540

    2003
    Mexico    55,946
    Europe    68,902

    2004
    Mexico    63,840
    Europe    83,916

    2005
    Mexico    77,089
    Europe    91,692

    2006
    Mexico    83,979
    Europe    101,068

    2007
    Mexico    122,258
    Europe    81,756

    2008
    Mexico    231,815
    Europe    108,618

    2009
    Mexico    111,630
    Europe    90,149

    By the way

    Repeal NAFTA

    Ask Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga about NAFTA, in fact ask any number of Kossacks about NAFTA and so-called 'free trade', I'll be willing to bet the majority won't even engage on the subject of 'free trade' and illegal immigration.

    Late for work (i.e. goin' skiing) so I won't be able to respond here.

    I won't be coming home tonight, my generation will put it right - Genesis 9:3

    by superscalar on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 08:52:36 AM PDT

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    •  Nafta ruined agriculture in Mexico (2+ / 0-)
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      theboz, Oh Mary Oh

      so people went where they could make money to feed their families.  Do you really think people want to leave their families, their homes and their culture for kicks?

      We used to have a temporary worker permit system so that Mexicans could cross back and forth legally.  Bottom line is we have to come up with some kind of sane, fair and equal immigration policy.  Why do
      Cubans have different rules than other Latinos?

      •  Consider The 1986 IRCA (0+ / 0-)

        Which predated NAFTA by twelve years. Approx 3.2 million people were granted amnesty under IRCA, the majority were from Mexico.

        Yes, NAFTA ruined the ejido system, yes NAFTA screwed up Mexico even more than it was already and yes NAFTA can be blamed from some of the illegal immigration from Mexico to the U.S. but the primary reasons for illegal immigration from Mexico to the U.S is the same as it ever was:

        1.) Individuals can make more money in the U.S. then they can in Mexico

        2.) Mexico is a fucked up and corrupt failed state and largely has been for a long time

        I won't be coming home tonight, my generation will put it right - Genesis 9:3

        by superscalar on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 04:59:59 PM PDT

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