Mexico’s president dashed to the airport to greet a planeload of deportees.The education minister rushed to the Texas border to meet Mexicans being kicked out of the United States.Mexico City’s labor secretary is urging companies to hire migrants who abruptly find themselves sent back home.“Unlike what’s happening in the United States, this is your home,” the labor secretary, Amalia García, told deportees in the audience at a recent event for the city’s jobs programs.For years, as the Obama administration sent back thousands of Mexicans each week — more than two million altogether — Mexico’s establishment barely reacted. All but invisible, the deportees were left to cope on their own with divided families, uncertain job prospects and the poverty that had pushed so many north in the first place.Now, Mexican politicians are eagerly embracing them, portraying deportees as the embodiment of President Trump’s hostility toward their country and their people — even though deportations of Mexican citizens actually fell in the opening months of his term.
Between January and November of 2016, $24.6 billion flowed back to the pockets of Mexicans from friends and relatives living overseas, according to Mexico’s central bank.That’s even higher than what Mexico earns from its oil exports — $23.2 billion in 2015.And almost all of that cash comes from the U.S.The average remittance from Mexico is about $300.Essentially, Mexico’s most lucrative natural resource are the people who leave home.Remittances help drive Mexico’s economy, from paying for new home construction to schools, especially in low-income areas.The cash transfers from the U.S. have also been growing faster than wages and inflation.
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