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Jobless Immigrants Leaving Charlotte

Qu Pasa, Posted: Jul 24, 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The high unemployment rate in Charlotte is forcing some Latin American immigrants to move back home, reports Qu Pasa. The newspaper chronicled the return trips of three such immigrants, two Mexicans and a Guatemalan, who said they had crossed the border illegally several years ago in search of work. Now joblessness and poverty on this side of the border are forcing them to make the return trip, Qu Pasa reports. A spokesperson for the Express bus company reported that over the past six months, it has increased by 40 percent the frequency of bus trips from small towns in North and South Carolina to the central bus station in Charlotte, where passengers catch buses heading across the border. The bus company, which used to pick up a few hundred passengers a month, now picks up about 1,000 passengers.

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