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Old 08-30-2003, 05:25 PM
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Money sent home to Mexico by migrants surpasses foreign investment, tourism

Friday, August 29, 2003

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(08-29) 18:43 PDT MEXICO CITY (AP) --

Mexican migrant workers sent more money to their home country than either foreign investors or tourists this year, according to central bank figures released this week.

Since the central Bank of Mexico's current recording format began in 1980, remittances have never before exceeded both tourism and foreign investment over a six-month period.

Remittances began to gradually outstrip tourism starting in 1998, although some recorded "tourism" is actually Mexicans bringing rather than sending money to family members.

This year, recorded remittances jumped 29 percent in the first half of 2003 to $6.3 billion, outstripping the $5.2 billion sent in direct foreign investment.

That's second only to income from oil exports, at more than $8 billion, and well ahead of tourism at $4.9 billion.

Although part of the surge was attributed to higher migration rates, better monitoring and a campaign to make money transfers cheaper and safer also resulted in more money being tracked as it crossed the border. The use of money orders increased by 104 percent in the first half of 2003 over the same period of 2002, while hard-to-count cash transfers dropped by 28.6 percent.
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Mort,

I guess you being from TN, you have never seen the long lines at the Western Union on Fridays.

Here in Tx, ifn you want to send something through WU, you had better pack a lunch.

Hey Buddy, Do you think the Western Union ought to be investigated? There has to be some kind of penalty for sending monies to a different land than ours.

BTW, )most) mexicans work here without paying ANY taxes. They are stacked into apartments 10 high, and each one chips in about 10.00 a week for food and rent, and send the rest to their families, and I say families cause most of them have a couple of wives and more kids than Carter has Farter Starters.

I think it is wrong, but what the hell can I do?

Better shut up now before I get into trouble.

enough........
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Old 08-31-2003, 06:47 AM
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We have many thousands of mexicans here. The census said 25,000 but I suspect there are 150,000+ plus. I do not have a problem with legal immigration, but a lot of these are illegals. The INS used to bust a lot of them but I haven't seen anything in the newspaper in quite awhile. The mexicans do all of the construction work, busing tables, and landscape work here.

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