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The New York Times reports that: about 226,000 fewer people emigrated from Mexico to other countries during the year that ended in August 2008 than during the previous year, a decline of 25 percent. All but a very small fraction of emigration, both legal and illegal, from Mexico is to the United States. Opponents of […]

Posted 16 May 2009 in Blog, Immigration, Mexico, United States
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After the Omnibus Appropriations Bill signed into law by President Obama scrapped a pilot programme that allowed a small number of Mexican trucking companies to carry cargoes north of the border – as NAFTA requires – Mexico has responded by slapping tariffs of up to 45% on 90 American agricultural and industrial imports. Renault is […]

Posted 20 Mar 2009 in Blog, Europe, Mexico, Trade, United States
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ICE Air provides one-way flights home for immigrants that the US is deporting. Story at the WSJ. More photos here. Absurd comment of the day:"For a lot of these immigrants, it has been a long journey to the U.S.," said Michael J. Pitts, chief of flight operations for deportations and removals at ICE. "This is […]

Posted 21 Oct 2008 in Blog, Immigration, Mexico, United States
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It is bad enough that governments conspire to keep foreigners out. It is even worse when governments conspire to keep their own citizens from leaving. Violating Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that every one has the right to leave a country, including their own, the Cuban and Mexican governments […]

Posted 21 Oct 2008 in Blog, Cuba, Immigration, Mexico, United States