Americans: The New Economic Pilgrims?* June 13, 2008

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

June 13, 2008

Illegal immigration from Mexico has declined dramatically as the US economy has slumped.

Economist Mark Thornton points out that since 2005 the amount of money sent home by Mexicans in the U.S. has declined about 30%. Between 2005 and 2007, the number of Mexican illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol decreased more than 50%, which means that fewer people are trying to sneak across the border.

The Palm Beach Post reports that the same slumping economy has prompted Americans, in increasing numbers, to investigate the possibility of dual citizenship in various European Union countries in order to work abroad. An estimated 40 million Americans would qualify.

Obviously, most Americans would prefer to live and work here. Most Mexicans would prefer to stay in their home country, too, but are driven abroad by the economic consequences of government corruption and profligacy. How ironic that Americans are starting to face the same predicament.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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