January 4, 2008
SouthAmerica: I mentioned a number of times on this forum that thousands of Brazilians are returning to Brazil – legal and illegal immigrants. And that is also happening to other groups of foreigners who were living in the United States.
The Exodus is going on…..
Most Americans are not able to grasp the fact that most of these people who came from other lands looking for some kind of opportunity here in the United States are very hard workers, with initiative, and many have the entrepreneurship spirit and drive necessary to start a business and help the economy grow, these are people who risk everything and they would do anything to move ahead on their lives and to help their families.
When this type of people are giving up on a country and returning home – they give you real clues to the state of the job market in that country – a much better clue than any other government statistics – these people are giving you a signal and they are acting as the canary in the coal mine.
If there were government statistics to document the Exodus that is under way of the legal and illegal immigrants group - all these people who are abandoning the sinking ship here in the USA would make the real unemployment in the United States even higher.
December 5, 2007
SouthAmerica: The New York Times published an article yesterday about this trend that has been going on for over a year.
I had mentioned about this exodus of Brazilians from the United States on this Forum many weeks ago.
Eventually the US mainstream media will realize that the exodus is not only of Brazilians but it is affecting many groups of immigrants - legal and illegal who came to the US various places.
The Legal and illegal immigrants in this case are like the canary in the coal mine - the legal and illegal immigrants are giving advance notice that the party it is over here in the United States.
“Brazilians Giving Up Their American Dream”
By NINA BERNSTEIN and ELIZABETH DWOSKIN
Published: December 4, 2007
The New York Times
Like hundreds of thousands of middle-class Brazilians who moved to the United States over the last two decades, Jose Osvandir Borges and his wife, Elisabeth, came on tourist visas and stayed as illegal immigrants, putting down roots in ways they never expected.