Chart: Mexico’s immigration tide washes back

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Immigration from Mexico is way down (pdf):

The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.

After four decades that brought 12 million currentimmigrants—most of whomcame illegally—the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States hasstopped and may have reversed, according to a new analysis of government data from both countries by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center

The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including the weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets, heightened border enforcement, a rise in deportations, the growing dangers associated with illegal border crossings, the long-term decline in Mexico’s birth rates and broader economic conditions in Mexico.

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