Posted Apr 23, 2012, 9:14 pm
For the first time since The Great Depression, more Mexicans are leaving the United States than entering, according to a report by the Pew Hispanic Center.
The study noted that Mexico's declining birth rate and other factors may mean the trend will become a long-term one.
The impact of the shift on border vigilantes remains uncertain. Will they still be interested in driving around in the desert in cammies, shootin' at stuff? Or will they hang up their night vision goggles and retire to their Barcaloungers, to watch meaningless regular season basketball games along with the rest of us?
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Roberto De Vido writes cartoons and comics about politics, sports (and life) from a small fishing and farming village an hour southwest of Tokyo.