While visiting the refugee children in a Malaysian shelter, Obama stated that the leaders of America should not fear the young Syrian natives and children from other war prone nations who seek to immigrate to the United States.
He stated that the American leadership is caring about those who have been forgotten, the ones who are discriminated against and who have been tortured. The president is involved in a battle with the lawmakers in the U.S. and many governors as he plans to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S. A bipartisan majority of the House lawmakers are concerned about the potential danger that is posed by the natives of the Islamic state. They voted to delay this refugee program till the administration deals with the security questions.
The refugees should resettle in the Muslim countries stated Texas Republican and the presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz. He noted that the United States spends relatively more than the other countries in terms of humanitarian aid. He went on stating that the lecture given by Obama and Hillary Clinton to the American people claims that they are ungenerous when it comes to these people. But, he stated that they do not want to put the safety of American children at home at risk by welcoming the Syrian children.
However, Obama stated that he will not be deterred by his opposition at home to welcome the Syrian refugees. He stated that as long as he is the president, they will try to step up and make sure that the country is the same as it has been always, a place that will welcome those who are in other countries subjected to violence and discrimination. He made it clear that they have shown that they can welcome the refugees as well as ensure their security.
Lately, more Mexicans are actually leaving the U.S. than the ones migrating into the country. This is a reversal of one of the significant immigration trends in the country’s history. As per a recent study held by the Pew Research Center, the desire to come together with families is the main reason for the Mexicans to go home. The recovery from the recession is sluggish, and this is also one of the contributions for the same. Also, the tougher border enforcement deterred some Mexicans from entering the United States.
The study found that a little more than 1 million Mexicans along with their families that include children born in American have left the U.S. for Mexico between 2009 and 2014. At the same time, almost 870,000 Mexicans entered the United States.
The finding is a follow-up to the study in 2012 that revealed that the net migration between these two countries was almost zero. This represents the turning point that is one of the trends in mass migration in the U.S. history. Over 16 million Mexicans have moved to the U.S. between 1965 and 2015, and this is more than the migration rate from the other countries. The director of Hispanic Research at Pew, Mark Hugo Lopez stated that the half-century mass migration originated from Mexico is coming to an end.
He claimed that this is something that is coming. It has been almost a decade since the migration from Mexico to the U.S. has slowed down. These findings oppose the narrative of the out of control border that has figured in the U.S. campaigns with Donald Trump, the Republican calling for Mexico to pay for a fence that will run the entire length of 1954 miles.
Pew stated that there were 11.7 million Mexicans in the U.S. in 2014 which is down from the highest figure of 12.8 million in the year 2007. This includes the 5.6 million residing in the U.S. The same is illegally lower than 6.9 million in the year 2007. The Border Patrol detained more non-Mexicans than the Mexicans last year as a huge number of Central Americans entered the U.S. via South Texas.
The U.S. and Mexican census details were analyzed. As per a Mexican questionnaire related to the residential history, 61 percent of them living in the U.S. in the year 2009 have returned to the U.S. in 2014 to start a family. 14 percent of them have been deported, and 6 percent of them have returned for their livelihood in Mexico.
As per a public policy professor, Dowell Myers at the University of Southern California, the lack of jobs in the United Stated is the most motivating reason for the Mexicans to leave the country. He claimed that it was not due to the family ties. The Mexican population is getting old, and there is very less competition for the youngsters looking for jobs there. This is a major change from the 1990s when people entered the workforce felt that they did not have any choice than to migrate northwards, he added.