Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Net immigration between U.S. and Mexico at a standstill, study shows

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"Immigration from Mexico, the source of the largest wave of migration in history from a single nation to the United States, has ground to a virtual standstill, according to a new analysis of government data from both countries.  Net migration from Mexico might actually have reversed in the past year or two, meaning more Mexicans are leaving the U.S. than arriving, according to the analysis released Monday by the Pew Hispanic Center. It linked the development to a number of factors, including weakened U.S. job markets, toughened border enforcement and more deportations, a long-term decline in Mexico's birthrates and slightly more favorable economic conditions in Mexico." - Austin American-Statesman, Apr. 23, 2012.