More Mexicans leaving US than coming

Analysis of newly available government data from US and Mexico shows that more Mexican immigrants returned to Mexico from US than migrated there since end of Great Recession

More Mexicans leaving US than coming

World Bulletin / News Desk

More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated there since 2009, according to a new research. 

The study released by Pew Research Center Thursday shows the overall flow of Mexican immigration into the U.S. is at its lowest since the 1990s. Additionally, Pew found the Mexican-born population in the U.S. declined to 11.7 million in 2014, down from 12.8 million in 2007.

A majority of those who have left the U.S. since 2009 left on their own accord, and 61 percent of those who’ve returned to Mexico cited family reunification as their main reason. Only 14 percent said their departure was due to deportation. Many who left cited the recession and lack of jobs as a reason.

Full report by Pew Research Center here


Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Kasım 2015, 10:00