An exciting opportunity for Mexican nationals to return home

Some good news on the immigration front: the Mexican government is encouraging Mexican nationals in America to return to Mexico and receive full benefits.  The report includes the dubious assertion from the government that there are now more Mexicans returning to Mexico than coming to the U.S.  Or would you rather believe your lying eyes?

Says the Mexican government: “Aquí tiene las puertas abiertas” (Here the doors are open), perhaps in a nod to the potential Trump presidency, in which case our doors will hopefully be shut.  The Mexican government offers returning Mexicans health care, housing, and social development (?) assistance, because “those are their rights.”  The Mexican government also promises to “facilitate in finding suitable employment” and to help the returning Mexicans “reintegrate into the community.” 

The Mexican secretary of foreign affairs, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, explains: “A lot of immigrants return because they want to see their family, they want to return to the place they were born, because they want their kids to know Mexico.”  Perfectly understandable!   

As a U.S. citizen, particularly under the hostile Obama administration, I am unaccustomed to hearing a government regard its own citizens in such benevolent terms.  It’s almost quaint.  This also comes as a bit of a curveball, because all evidence up to this point has been that the Mexican government is encouraging its citizens, especially the poorest ones, to flee to the United States, via legal routes or otherwise.  And here they’re being enticed in the opposite direction.  

Regardless, it is hopeful that many Mexican nationals will take advantage of this exciting opportunity. 

Contact Malcolm Unwell.  

Some good news on the immigration front: the Mexican government is encouraging Mexican nationals in America to return to Mexico and receive full benefits.  The report includes the dubious assertion from the government that there are now more Mexicans returning to Mexico than coming to the U.S.  Or would you rather believe your lying eyes?

Says the Mexican government: “Aquí tiene las puertas abiertas” (Here the doors are open), perhaps in a nod to the potential Trump presidency, in which case our doors will hopefully be shut.  The Mexican government offers returning Mexicans health care, housing, and social development (?) assistance, because “those are their rights.”  The Mexican government also promises to “facilitate in finding suitable employment” and to help the returning Mexicans “reintegrate into the community.” 

The Mexican secretary of foreign affairs, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, explains: “A lot of immigrants return because they want to see their family, they want to return to the place they were born, because they want their kids to know Mexico.”  Perfectly understandable!   

As a U.S. citizen, particularly under the hostile Obama administration, I am unaccustomed to hearing a government regard its own citizens in such benevolent terms.  It’s almost quaint.  This also comes as a bit of a curveball, because all evidence up to this point has been that the Mexican government is encouraging its citizens, especially the poorest ones, to flee to the United States, via legal routes or otherwise.  And here they’re being enticed in the opposite direction.  

Regardless, it is hopeful that many Mexican nationals will take advantage of this exciting opportunity. 

Contact Malcolm Unwell.