Harry Pachon, President of TRPI, notes: "This study shows the migrant community is in favor of more projects favoring economic development and job creation."
Mike Baselice, a consultant for the TRPI, presented the results of the
survey in Mexico City and underlined some of its most important findings:
- Remittances are part of the fabric of life for many families in Mexico:
32% of the respondents have received one to two remittances in the past
year, 35% have received three to five remittances and another third
(33%) have received six or more.
- Economic considerations dominate concerns of the Mexico-based
respondents and their friends and families in the US: jobs and the
economy was mentioned at the top concern by 48% of respondents and by
every respondent (100%) by the third mention; 54% of respondents said
jobs and salaries was the most important issue facing friends and family
members living in the US.
- Around one-third of respondents are aware of groups and programs working
to extend the productive impact of remittances: 34% indicate some
awareness of Clubes de Migrantes in the US that send money back to
communities in their region; 32% indicates awareness of programs where
Clubes de Migrantes send money to Mexico that is matched by dollars from
SEDESOL and state and local governments for infrastructure or economic
development (the 3x1 Program).
- 94% said they are in favor of the 3x1 Program.
- When asked if they were in favor of a program than incl
|SOURCE The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute|
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