Sunday, December 10, 2006

"Go North, Young Manuel"

One in seven Mexican workers have left their country and are working in the United States, an immigration study said on Tuesday.

Up to 9.4 percent of the all persons born in Mexico were living in the United States in 2005, according to the report. In the same year, 14 percent of Mexican workers had jobs on U.S. soil, compared to 2.5 percent of Canadians.

Based on data from the Census Bureau's 2006 Current Population Survey, Batalova found that Mexicans accounted for nearly one-third of the 22.6 million foreign-born workers in the United States, or almost 5 percent of the total civilian labor force.

And yet I can't find a good Dubya effigy pinata. Ah, well. Just as Rome wasn't built in a day, Aztlan won't be constructed in a day, either. But with our politicians sitting on their thumbs and whistling the Mexican National Anthem, the project is well under way.

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