Reverse Remittances- an early indicator for self-deportation?

I saw this article reprinted in my local paper, and I thought it was local, so it took me a few days to find a link to "Strapped immigrants seek 'reverse remittances'". This isn't even the original- byline says it's wire service from New Jersey.

It's an interesting phenomenon- out of work legal and illegal immigrants, who in the boom times sent money back to the home country, are now being forced to turn to their poor relatives in the third world to cover rent and expenses.

But of course, it's a phenomenon that can't last very long- there is no way that even a whole family of third world workers can possibly support a single immigrant in the United States. Very soon, such people will face a choice- homelessness or self-deportation. I hope they choose the later.

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