Is it possible that we will soon see Democrats clamoring for a fence on our southern border with Mexico? The Democrats may be demanding the fence to keep illegal aliens in the United States and not to prevent more from entering.
Recent reports have shown that more illegal immigrants are returning to Mexico than are entering the United States from Mexico. This is a dramatic change recently noted because the economy of Mexico is doing far better than the economy of the United States.
The Mexican economy grew by approximately 5.5% annual rate during the first quarter of 2012. This was fueled by oil and natural gas production in Mexico. There is no effort by the Mexican government to restrain economic growth and energy production in Mexico. Mexico, along with Canada, is leaving the United States in the dust as their economies continue to grow and prosper.
I have recently met US citizens who were once working in the Gulf of Mexico drilling for US oil. They have lost their jobs due to Obama’s moratorium on drilling in the Gulf, and they are now commuting to Mexico to work in oil exploration and production.
The U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the US economy is in decline with an annual growth rate in the first quarter of 2012 at only 2.2%.
Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2012 (that is, from the fourth quarter to the first quarter), according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2011, real GDP increased 3.0 percent.
The Progressive Left seems to be counting on the Illegal Immigrant Vote to carry them to victory in 2012. If illegal immigrants go to Mexico or elsewhere to work, one might expect that Barack Obama will receive a lot fewer votes in November.