Put this one in the Immigration “I told you so” category

In a couple of posts, I’ve opined that the liberal/statist/Progressive/Democratic pro-immigration crowd is, in practical effect, horribly anti-Hispanic.  My reasoning has been that illegal immigration allows corrupt South of the Border governments, especially Mexico, to siphon off to America its unemployed and its criminals.  In return, these people, none of whom are committed to America, despite the benefits they draw, send billions of dollars back home.  With their deadwood gone and the money flowing in, corrupt Latin American governments get to keep on being corrupt, to keep on oppressing their citizens, and to keep on failing to put in place functional economic policies.  Pity the poor people left back home in Latin America, whose government, supported by the American Left, can just keep on being rotten.

Well, until today, that was simply my opinion.  Today, though, I learned that at least some Mexican officials have explicitly admitted that this is precisely what’s going on:

Nine state legislators from the Mexican state of Sonora traveled to Tucson to complain about Arizona ‘s new crackdown on illegal’s from Mexico .

It seems that many Mexican illegals are now returning to their hometowns and the officials in the Sonora state government are ticked off about it.

A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora was in Tucson on Tuesday to say Arizona ‘s new illegal alien sanctions law will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state.

At a news conference, the legislators said Sonora – Arizona ‘s southern neighbor, made up of mostly small towns – cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools it will face as illegal Mexican workers here return to their hometowns without jobs or money.

The law punishes individuals who don’t have valid legal documents to live and work in the United States.

The Mexican legislators are angry because their own citizens are returning to their hometowns, placing a burden on their state government.

‘How can they pass a law like this?’ asked Mexican Rep. Leticia Amparano-Gamez, who represents Nogales.
‘There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona,’she said, speaking only in Spanish.

‘Mexico is not prepared for this, for the tremendous problems it will face as more and more Mexicans working in Arizona and sending money to theirfamilies return to hometowns in Sonora without jobs,’she said. ‘We are one family, socially and economically,’she said of the people of Sonora and Arizona .

Hat tip:  American Thinker