The economic slowdown in the United States has miserably reduced employment for Hispanic migrant opportunities. The unemployment rate was higher among Mexican and migrant workers. If we add that stricter controls on the Border Patrol we realize the plight living migrants today. Many people looking to migrate have been discouraged because of these recent developments. The BBC noted that the number of arrests for attempt to illegally cross the border will decline dramatically, but that deaths will not decrease.

President Felipe Calderon said that US economy may not relaunch after the economic crisis faced by it without the key element which represents the work of migrants. Latter-day press tells us that they are already one thousand 500 people per day who return by Sonora (El Financiero, 25/10/08), than 4 thousand migrants from Chicago once again the capital of the country (the weekly, 10/14/08), and that so far the year already add up to 20 thousand families residing in the United States who have returned to the State of Michoacan (La Jornada Michoacan, 10/10/08). Universal said on September 30 that the National Institute for migration has publicly accepted the existence of an increasing number of countrymen who return definitively to their Mexican land. It seems that this phenomenon will not diminish until the U.S. economy copper its equilibrium and again offers that work so attractive niche.

In conclusion, you must regret the excessive dependence we have on the economy of the United States, its deep economic crisis us this impacting seriously, not only by the repatriation of fellow countrymen and the absence of remittances, but also because 90% of our exports go to that country. This us this causing a strong unemployment in the field, tourism and very especially in the maquiladora industry, settled throughout the national territory. This requires the design of emerging employment and training programs, expedite reforms that foster greater investments, as well as strategies to open new export markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America.