Are you noticing migrants going home from your country ?

migrants going home1.3 million migrants arrived in Britain up to last year – mainly from eastern Europe.

Now, according to this survey, about half of them have gone home – the recession being to blame.

The same report says that in many other countries, migrants are preferring to stay put in their adopted countries -because the situation at home is no better.

But there’s been a dramatic downturn in people going to work abroad.

moneyHere’s a story about Ecuadoreans leaving Spain.

and this article pays tribute to immigrants in the U.S.

So what have you noticed where you live ? and if you’re a migrant are you staying put ?

17 Responses to “Are you noticing migrants going home from your country ?”

  1. 1 anu_d
    September 8, 2009 at 12:03

    Nope…not in the Middle East

  2. 2 RightPaddock
    September 8, 2009 at 12:19

    Nuh, not down here mate – in part that’s because people who come to Australia are real migrants, they’re committed to making a new life for their families here. Whereas those East Europeans who went to Britain never intended becoming British, they were just a source of cheap labour that fed the cycle of greed.

    Perhaps its because our economy is still growing, albeit slowly; and that’s because we produce real stuff that real people need – like food, energy and education, rather than ephemeral stuff like hedge funds, sub prime mortgages and shadow banks.

    Stop projecting Britain’s malaise on the rest of the planet and get over the fact that your empire is gone, long gone.

  3. 3 James in London
    September 8, 2009 at 13:07

    My Polish relatives came on holiday to London this summer and I asked a similar question to my cousin who confirmed ‘Yes they are leaving England and going home to Poland …… to collect their families (!)’

    This is the general opinion in the Polish media.

  4. 4 patti in cape coral
    September 8, 2009 at 13:28

    No, I haven’t noticed any migrants leaving Florida.

  5. 5 Dennis Junior
    September 8, 2009 at 13:34

    Not, really in the New York; migrants are not leaving (yet)….

    =Dennis Junior=

  6. 6 steve
    September 8, 2009 at 15:34

    I haven’t noticed anyone leaving the DC area.

  7. 7 Tom K in Mpls
    September 8, 2009 at 15:52

    Nope in the US Midwest. The economy sucks all over. Plus there is too much free assistance here. It keeps these ‘pastures’ a bit greener than in other areas. So why leave?

  8. 8 Dennis Junior
    September 8, 2009 at 16:01

    Why, would the Migrants leave a specificed area; Since, they are able to find work under the table…Return hom to their country of origin for no work …..

    =Dennis Junior=

  9. 9 John in Salem
    September 8, 2009 at 16:50

    Can’t say as I have. We still have a growing Hispanic population in the Pacific Northwest and from what I hear, a bad job market in the U.S. is still better than a good job market in Mexico.

  10. 10 Jessica in NYC
    September 8, 2009 at 17:50

    This had been evident over the last year and backed by statistics, but xenophobic people choose to see anyone who does not look like them as an illegal person. To our detriment, because immigrates are needed to help the economy grow.

  11. 11 Alex in Vienna
    September 8, 2009 at 18:26

    To call the people here immigrants confuses the issue. There is little immigration, but quite a bit of settlement activity. The migrants do not come to learn from the host society and integrate and add to the society, but to earn more money than in their country of origin and create their own communities here. Despite positive statements about immigration, the reason for the dislike of settlement, is that the most uneducated settlers do not improve the economic condition of the average in the destination country. It does not benefit the average Austria or American that someone comes to work for less than an Austrian or American, as this drives the average wage down. The only advantage I see to low skill immigration is that it encourages labor competition. Add to this the disrespect shown to host countries and the unsustainable reproduction patterns of settlers, the general opinion is against this.

    The settlement of European countries by non-Europeans is what is occurring. Polish temporary migration to England is unrelated to the Mexican settlement of the US, Turkish settlement of Central Europe, Arabic settlement of Western Europe, or Pakistani settlement of England.

  12. 12 T
    September 9, 2009 at 01:20

    Migrants are going back to home. But also, the number of Americans migrating is growing as well (for various reasons). The main one being jobs.

    You’ll never hear this from the corporate MSM or the Obama Administration. But it’s there and it’s growing.

  13. 13 Jude in Canada
    September 9, 2009 at 02:38

    Last Christmas, we drove from Mexico to Texas. There were thousands of Mexican people lining the highway, begging for money, trying to make it home. It was one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen in my life.

    In Canada, we don’t really have a migrant population, but a robust immigrant population. Nobody is going anywhere here. Mind you, we haven’t been hit as hard by the downturn, but that advantage is quickly wearing thin as more and more business and/or industries are affected by our neighbour’s inability to recover.

  14. September 9, 2009 at 05:56

    It’s good the immigrants are returning to their own countries. Let the rich countries do their own dirty work for a change.

  15. 15 Ken Feighner
    September 9, 2009 at 20:00

    We have seen a significant drop in immigrants here in Colorado, my wife’s cleaning service has been picking up lately due to the fact that most of the house and office cleaners have went back to Mexico, so in a strange way this has been a boon to us. She had to hire another person to help her out,and she even has talked to me about giving up my job and help her out.

  16. 16 Younis, Afghanistan
    September 10, 2009 at 20:19

    No, I haven’t seen the Americans leave my country. They are most unwelcome.


  17. 17 Colin Sundaram
    September 11, 2009 at 09:30

    11. 09. 09

    Dear Sirs,

    The Republican lawmaker who shouted “you lie” doesn’t sound uncivilized to my ears which are impervious to these kind of simple words because in our Indian Parliament and State legislatures what we hear on a daily basis are the words not found in any dictionary. The republican senator’s was an outburst of his anger; there is nothing wrong in it in my opinion and at the end he has sent an apology to the President.

    Colin Sundaram

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