Friday, May 15, 2009

Mexican Census Data Conirm Decline in Migration

Mexican census data confirms U.S. data from the border and the U.S. Census Bureau that border crossing have declined drastically.. More Mexicans are returning home than are leaving. The most obvious analysis is that the dismal U.S. job market is responsible. But nativits are quick to give credit as well to toughened border enforcement and factory raids for the decline. No doubt border enforcement has made crossing more precarious and more expensive, still immigrants continue to come and most here are staying put. An upswing of the U.S. economy and job market will probably be accompanied by an upswing in migrants. (See New York Times article.)

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