|16 hours ago|| Mexicans hope immigration reform means more money sent back, more visits|
TEPETONGO, Mexico — To Sinforiano Armenta, the mayor of a disappearing Mexican town set on sweeping plains of cactus and brush, President Obama’s immigration plan means paved roads.
It means drainage systems, covered basketball courts, clinics, and a welcome arch to greet visitors to his town of 7,000 people, which has lost three-quarters of its population since the 1970s. Just this year, the diaspora from this town in the northern state of Zacatecas has sent home $80,000 to put toward such projects. And the way Armenta sees it, if those people have legal documents, better jobs and higher incomes, they will send back even more. Read full article >>