Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter

"A four-decade tidal wave of Mexican immigration to the United States
has receded, causing a historic shift in migration patterns as more
Mexicans appear to be leaving the United States for Mexico than the
other way around, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center.  It looks to be the first reversal in the trend since the
Depression, and experts say that a declining Mexican birthrate and other
factors may make it permanent.  “I think the massive boom in Mexican immigration is over and I don’t
think it will ever return to the numbers we saw in the 1990s and 2000s,”
said Douglas Massey, a professor of sociology and public affairs at
Princeton University and co-director of the Mexican Migration Project,
which has been gathering data on the subject for 30 years." –