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Obama’s One Success

Posted on | April 24, 2012 | 21 Comments

He has singlehandedly solved our immigration problem!

For first time since Depression,
more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter

Turns out, all you have to do is to destroy the potential for economic growth, and illegal aliens go home. If they were happy living in a corrupt Third World pesthole, why bother leaving Mexico?

UPDATE: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:

At the time Mitt Romney made a reference to “self-deportation through tougher employer and immigration enforcement in a January debate, he got roundly criticized for believing that illegals would choose to leave the US. Today, National Journal says Romney has been vindicated by a new study of immigration from and to Mexico.

MSNBC will denounce this as an attempt by the Romney campaign to deny the Obama administration credit for its success.

And really, if Democrats want to pander to xenophobic bigotry, why shouldn’t they get credit for it, huh?



  • Ryan Costa

    I guess we can add that to Obama’s list of accomplishments:

  • Adobe_Walls

    Yeah but the easterners are still coming.

  • Trey Parker

    This was a South Park episode recently: “The Last of the Mehicans”

  • Leslie Eastman

    Like a Mummy during the “Cycle of the Full Moon”, the Tea Party Now Arises during each Election Cycle!Specific examples of Tea Party activism mixed in with some great Universal horror movie clips.

  • Proof

    Stacy: The answer is simple. In Mexico, they get free guns from our federal government. If they stayed here, they’d have to pay for them themselves!

  • Klejdys

    I see what Stacy did here and it’s fine (and, I guess, amusing).  But let’s check the source on this:  the WSJ.  You know, the vox populi of the cheap labor lobby, who of course wishes to take the wind out of the sales of the enforcement movement.  What better way than publishing this stories like this? 

    You can read immigration squishes like tool Josh
    Trevino (@jstrevino) if you want to see what a corporatist Republican
    sellout looks like (“do we want to be the first generation of Americans
    that Mexicans look at and say, ‘We have a better opportunity in
    Mexico?'”). But doesn’t account for the net 20-25M illegals that have
    migrated here the last 25 years that we wish to fund them with items
    like the DREAM Act while providing them with affirmative action. I guess the marginal utility of moving here
    illegally and sponging off the American taxpayer reaches peak status at
    25M. After that, the 25,000,001 Mexican realizes that, sh*t, it’s
    actually better to stay at home then live in S. Central LA or Maricopa
    County, Arizona.

    Reducing the denominator of people looking for
    work means border enforcement AND employment enforcement of labor laws.
    If you’re here illegally and you LEAVE the country, THEN we can start
    the discussion about citizenship application. Do you think those who
    were deported would want to come back or still live in Mexico? You know
    the answer to the question. The cheap labor politics of the WSJ, which
    happen to align with the Dem Party, want to take enforcement off the
    table by any means necessary.

    Yes, Obama sucks.  Yes, he wishes to turn our federal government into a perpetual Democratic election machine for a “new people”.  BUT, can we actually trust Romney on immigration enforcement?  Let’s just say I am not sold.  

  • JeffS

    The Law of Unintended Consequences does tend to bite one in the ass, hmmmmm?

  • Wombat_socho

     And those Irish! Can’t somebody do something about those people?

  • Wombat_socho

     More like the angry mob with the pitchforks and torches, but whatever simile floats your reed boat, I guess.

  • Adobe_Walls

    I’m sure that’s a widely held position here. FYI that “link”, didn’t.

  • Adobe_Walls

    The notion that immigration=Mexican immigration, illegal or not is a serious impediment to conception, discussion of and implementation of immigration policy. It’s much easier for Mexicans to go back and forth accross the southern border that’s why some 25% of illegals intercepted aren’t Mexicans. That’s the flaw in Romney’s policy. Just because many Mexican illegals particularly if they haven’t been here very long, will self deport doesn’t mean that Somali illegals etc. will.

  • Wombat_socho

     For one thing, the bus ride to Somalia is kinda problematic.

  • McGehee

    And that’s one bus nobody wants to be under.

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  • Bob Belvedere

    Goddamn Irish.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Check your premises, Leslie: ‘Conservative Feminist’ is an oxymoron.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Oooo, good point.

  • Bob Belvedere

    You’re thinking of that magic Kool Aid bus driven by that Kenyan fella.

  • Bob Belvedere
  • AnonymousDrivel

    “If they were happy living in a corrupt Third World pesthole, why bother leaving Mexico?”

    Sometimes dark humor is the best humor. Well played. But i have an even deeper palette:

    If they were happy living in a developing corrupt Third World pesthole, why bother leaving for Mexico?

  • John Higgins1990

    Pretty soon America will line the borders with guns facing inward to keep anyone from leaving.