Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mexicans wire money to struggling relatives in U.S.

Every Friday afternoon, I see little brown guys at the post offices and convenience stores lining up to buy giros to send home to their families in Mexico. Looks like the tide is turning.


Unemployment has hit migrant communities in the United States so hard that a startling new phenomenon has been detected: instead of receiving remittances from relatives in the richest country on earth, some down-and-out Mexican families are scraping together what they can to support their unemployed loved ones in the United States.

Times are tough all over, I guess.

Watch the Repugs pick up on this as proof their anti-immigration plans are working: wreck the economy and they'll quit coming, and the ones that are here can go back home or starve.

Loudobbsians must be rejoicing.

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