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Pew Poll: 35% Of Mexicans Want To Move To US

From the Pew Global Attitudes Project:

Fewer See Better Life North of the Border, but 35% Would Migrate

U.S. Image Rebounds in Mexico

April 29, 2013

On the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Mexico, the United States is enjoying a resurgence of good will among the Mexican public, with a clear majority favorably inclined toward their northern neighbor and more now expressing confidence in Obama.

What a relief. We would hate to think what would happen if Mexicans stopped loving the US.

A national opinion survey of Mexico by the Pew Research Center, conducted March 4-17 among 1,000 adults, finds that roughly two-thirds (66%) of Mexicans have a favorable opinion of the U.S. – up from 56% a year ago and dramatically higher than it was following the passage of Arizona’s restrictive immigration law in 2010, when favorable Mexican attitudes toward the United States slipped to 44%…

Thank goodness they are forgiving us for one of our states wanting to actually enforce our immigration laws. And never mind that Mexico has some of the most draconian immigration laws in the world.

Mexicans are also now more of the view that the U.S. takes their country’s interests into account when deciding international policy. About half (51%) say Washington considers their country’s interests, while 45% say it does not. In 2012, opinion leaned in the opposite direction – 56% said the U.S. did not consider Mexico’s interests, compared with 40% who said it did…

Yes, we really should see everything through Mexico’s eyes.

More than 11 million Mexicans live in the U.S., including about 6 million who are in the country illegally. Mexicans are divided on whether this is good or bad for their country; 44% say it is good for Mexico that many of its citizens live in the U.S., and an equal share say this is bad for Mexico.

About six-in-ten Mexicans (61%) say they would not move to the U.S. even if they had the means and opportunity to do so. However, a sizable minority (35%) say they would move to the U.S. if they could, including 20% who say they would emigrate without authorization.

Isn’t that great news for the Democrat Party? They won’t have to settle for just a measly 11 million new voters and their extended families.

Mexicans are less likely than they were a year ago to say that people from their country who move to the U.S. have a better life there; 47% say life is better in the U.S., compared with 53% in 2012. About one-in-five (18%) say Mexicans have a worse life in the U.S., while 29% say it is neither better nor worse. However, among those who have close friends or relatives living in the U.S., 70% say these friends or relatives have achieved their goals, while just 25% believe they have been disappointed.

And yet more than a third of the country still wants to move here.

Three-in-ten Mexicans say they personally know someone who went to the U.S. but returned to Mexico because the person could not find work.

Just imagine what would happen if we actually enforced the sanctions against employing illegal aliens.

About a quarter (27%) know someone who has been deported or detained by the U.S. government for immigration reasons in the last 12 months…

Don’t worry. That is a thing of the past, amigos. Mi casa es su casa. Which now translates to: ‘Our country is your country.’

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Pew Poll: 35% Of Mexicans Want To Move To US”

  1. AcornsRNutz

    Oh the delicious irony. More illegals are coming and still more are sure to follow, but an increasing number are also unimpressed by what they find or can’t find work. One unintended side effect of our failing economy that might benefit us is that soon they wont bother to come since no one will hire them.


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