There are elements in Mexico today, notably the Mexican Nationalist Front, who want to abrogate the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty of 1848 and take New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah back from the United States and who want to refight the 1836 battle of San Jacinto and take back Texas. They call this initiative Reconquista, after the Christian reconquest of Spain.
The Reconquistadores, aware that they have little chance of convincing the United States to give them back the State of California, have resorted to a Trojan horse subterfuge. They believe that if they can flood the Southwestern United States with Mexicans, they can recoup the land they contend was stolen from them in 1848. The following is from the Mexican Nationalist Front website: "Mexicans are now the majority in many of the lands that were stolen from our country: the Hispanic element may be able to prevail in the future. This is a key moment of our history," and "Sooner or later there will be some sincere Anglo-Americans who (accepting that they're no longer a majority) will favour a solution enabling the reintegration of the Southwestern U.S. to Mexico."
This is, of course, a wildly impracticable scheme, but the effects of its implementation on the security and economy of our Southern border States has been far from humorous. Most of the illegal Mexican immigrants perforating our border are unskilled farmers, who have been deprived of their livelihood by NAFTA enabled imports of cheap, subsidized US corn. They have little to offer their illegally adopted country other than dependence on local, State, and federal welfare agencies.
But the Reconquistadores' scheme is failing. The Mexican State of Sonora, which adjoins Arizona, has been complaining recently that their state resources are being strained by all the Mexicans who are returning from Arizona to their native villages. Obama's wanton destruction of the ability of the American economy to create jobs has borne an unintended consequence – the drain of Mexican illegal immigrants back to Mexico.
Actually, I kind of hate to see them go. With 2.6 million Muslims in the country, we need all the Catholics we can get.