With the economy turning sour in 2008, the flow of illegal immigrants has not only slowed, it has reversed. That's right, immigrants are returning to the their own countries.
For the first time since records began being kept, immigration from Mexico and other countries has declined. Workers cannot find work and have been out of work for over 6 months in some cases.
Some illegal immigrants are saying that if they have to suffer, they may as well suffer in their own country with their families.
While most Americans will not do the work that illegal immigrants do, even with the unemployment rate at 7.6%, the businesses that would normally employ the illegal's are going out of business anyway or have less work available.
There is an abundance of unskilled American workers and with the immigrants leaving, it gives Americans the opportunity to work in that field, whether they take it or not is another question.
Former President Bush always said he was working on a plan to reduce illegal immigration. Little did we know that it had something to do with destroying the economy.
At any rate it worked, immigration has declined and many are heading back home. That's the first thing I can think of that Bush accomplished.