It's a good thing that American Republicans, like Harper Conservatives, are so gifted at ignoring facts. Without that special talent the Repugs would have a hell of a time dealing with their country's illegal immigration shrinking population.
You heard right. The numbers of illegal Mexicans in the United States is declining. More Mexicans in the U.S. are going home than new illegals arriving. Apparently the American economy is just too shitty to draw Mexicans any longer.
Worldwide, Gallup finds that “people's desire to migrate permanently to another country is showing signs of cooling.”
Immigration from Mexico – which provided the largest number of immigrants to the U.S. during this latest wave – has all but dried up. Douglas S. Massey, co-director of the Mexican Migration Project at Princeton, told the New York Times that fewer Mexicans want to migrate northward today than at any time since at least the 1950s. “No one wants to hear it, but the flow has already stopped,” Massey told the Times, referring to illegal entries. “For the first time in 60 years, the net traffic has gone to zero and is probably a little bit negative.”