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Is this a good sign Turned away by struggling U.S., Mexican immigrants building businesses at home?

Second of two parts LEON, MEXICO— For generations, people of this central Mexican state have trekked to the U.S. and labored on farms and ranches, in factories and construction. But now this traditional exodus is reversing itself in ways that could profoundly impact both Mexico and America: Immigrants returning to their native lands are starting industries and businesses so they can stay home. By many measures and anecdotal evidence, waves of i****************s are leaving the U.S. and returning to countries such as Mexico because of the tough economy and immigration enforcement. To respond to this trend, the Mexican government in recent years has increased funding for projects run by immigrants who have returned. In Guanajuato, a variety of industries have started: a women’s cooperative producing restaurant tablecloths, a tequila distillery and a factory to assemble tote bags for California wineries. Susana Guerra, director of migrant affairs for Guanajuato state, said immigrants who return home usually have some money set aside and want to use it to start a business. “So we are working ... to have projects for them to have an opportunity for them to be a businessman in the community,” she said. One of the ventures in Guanajuato is the Nuevo Lindero Dairy Society,a dairy cooperative founded by former immigrants on the outskirts of Leon that provides employment for 45 families. Many of the farmers are immigrants who have returned from the U.S. or are relatives of immigrants still working there. “Here, almost 50 percent of the population goes to the United States. When they reach 18, they say, ‘See you later,’” explained Jesus Ramirez, a former illegal immigrant who is president of the Nuevo Lindero Dairy Society. “With this source of jobs, we hope our children will stay.” The cooperative produces an average of 4,000 liters of milk daily from a herd of 250 cows. By offering the raw product collectively to wholesalers, they were able to command a higher price. To do that, the cooperative installeda distribution center next to the highway with a 9,000-liter stainless storage tank. Way more @ http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/6349206.html

Asked By: I'm gonna start another riot - 3/29/2009
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I don't care if they want to stay in their country or not. It is the responsibility of the American people and the American government that is suppose to represent those people to secure our own countries borders. Deportation now is what we need for ALL illegal alien border criminals.
Answered By: Muerto Mujados - 3/29/2009
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wow, that is really good, I am happy that they are turning a bad situation into positive. I hope the venture grows and produces more jobs.
Answered By: LOVE - 3/29/2009
 
i hope this continues, its good for everyone.
Answered By: And the same black line that was drawn on you.... - 3/29/2009
 
good for them. i'm happy they are taking what they learned here back to their country and doing good. lets all pray they do great so they don't come back illegally.
Answered By: Loretta C - 3/29/2009
 
One of the reason Mexico's economy is stunted, is because of illegal immigration. Mexico did not have to deal with employing their own people because they can dump it on the US. Illegal immigration created an unnatural economy, and created a boom or bust situation for Mexico. If the US economy is doing well... More
Answered By: slew - 3/30/2009
 
1. They have the land... More
Answered By: Joel W - 3/30/2009
 
GOOD NEWS FOR MEXICO? .............YES! and I'm so glad you see it this way to. We get so blinded by the one-sided media that we think we are the only ones with problems. I'm glad you are finally thinking positive about Mexico and their people! they really aren't these monsters you tried to portray them as.
Answered By: GreasyTony - 3/30/2009
 
This is what most have been saying. Stay home and correct the problems in your own country. You don't need to run over here and over burden ours. Good news! Very, good news!
Answered By: Sasori - 3/30/2009
 
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