Mexican migration to U.S. stabilizes

first_imgA new report by U.S. and Mexican researchers suggests an uptick in the number of illegal migrants headed to the U.S. in the first half of 2012 and a slight decrease in migrants returning to Mexico.The report says the U.S. Mexican migrant population appears to have stabilized and may be growing slightly.advertisementadvertisementAccording to the report, “the size of the Mexican-born population in the U.S. has fully recovered from losses experienced during the recession.” “Meanwhile, unemployment among those migrants has decreased and labor force participation rates have held steady – a post-recession economic performance slightly better than for U.S. native-born workers. Another sign of recovery comes from an increased flow of remittances to Mexico.”It would be the first time net migration outflow from Mexico has increased since the 2007 economic downturn.These are the major findings of a new collaborative project between the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute in Los Angeles and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana.The Mexican Migration Monitor, a joint publication that makes its debut with this report, presents key trends in the ongoing and evolving movement of people between Mexico and the U.S.advertisementThe report, released Tuesday, says that heightened U.S. anti-immigration efforts don’t appear to have convinced migrants to leave.The report is based on surveys done at Mexican border crossings, bus stations and airports, and on U.S. deportation, repatriation and demographics data. PD—Compiled from the Mexican Migration Monitor and AP Newswirelast_img

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