After going months without a full-time job, Daniel Ramirez has decided it's time to return to family in.
Vicenta Rodriguez Lopez says she can't afford to live in USA anymore because her husband was deported.
Roberto Espinoza is going back, too. After 18 years as a drive-thru server at McDonald's in, his work permit wasn't renewed and he didn't want to remain in the country illegally.
All are leaving USA in time for Christmas — joining a traditional holiday migration that will number almost 1 million people, says Mexico's interior ministry. But they have no intention of returning to the USA, a place that promised prosperity.
Layoffs, dwindling job opportunities, anti-immigrant sentiment and the crackdown on illegal immigrants are forcing hard choices on many Mexican nationals in the USA. Though not an exodus, some are returning to a nation they haven't seen in years. If worse comes to worse I can always be a taxi driver, all the resort areas need good taxi drivers. If nothing else, I can always find a place and build a mud hut and steal electricity and cable from the local stores in town and beer is cheaper in Mexico. Read Full Story
The USA may have cured its illegal immigration problem, its called RECESSION. The only problem is who is going to cook all those burgers and fries?, who is going to mow all those lawns?, and who is going to clean? Here is the Lopez family returning to Mexico, they want a better life for their family and they do not see any future in the USA, especially with the outcome of the 2008 presidential election.