Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Tide Shifts on Mexican Immigration

Several things are happening and Mexican immigration is changing. This will affect our labor force in a couple years.   - - Donna Poisl

by Haya El Nasser

Mexican immigration to the United States is on the brink of a historic reversal: More Mexicans may be going back to Mexico than coming in, a Pew Hispanic Center report says.

The influx of Mexicans, which has dominated U.S. immigration patterns for four decades, began to tumble in 2006 and 2007 as the housing bust and recession created a dearth of jobs. At the same time, the number of Mexicans returning to their native country along with their U.S.-born children soared.

Stricter border enforcement, more deportations and tough state immigration laws such as the Arizona statute being challenged before the Supreme Court on Wednesday probably also contributed to the shift, says Jeffrey Passel, lead author of the report out Monday. The study analyzed data from censuses and a variety of other sources in both countries.
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1 comment:

Hazel said...

The reason for this pitfall is stated as the low birth rates and better economic growth in Mexico.