Undocumented Immigration From Mexico to the U.S. Has Declined; Is At 40 Year Low; Net Negative Migration To U.S.

 In Immigration, Mexico Wall   Last Updated: February 4, 2017

The number of undocumented Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. illegally has declined by around 15% from 2007 to 2014, from around 6.9 million to around 5.6 million (2014 numbers are preliminary estimates).  Research also indicates that more Mexicans are migrating to Mexico from the U.S. than are migrating to the U.S. from Mexico.

Current apprehensions at the U.S. – Mexico border are at the lowest levels in nearly 40 years at just under 490,000 in 2014 (last year of data available).

 

 

 

Gonzalez-Barrera, Ana. “Chapter 1: Migration Flows Between the U.S. and Mexico Have Slowed – and Turned Toward Mexico.” Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project. N.p., 19 Nov. 2015. Web. 26 Jan. 2017.
Gonzalez-Barrera, Ana. “More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project. N.p., 19 Nov. 2015. Web. 26 Jan. 2017.
Krogstad, Jens Manuel, and Jeffrey S. Passel. “U.S. Border Apprehensions of Mexicans Fall to Historic Lows.” Pew Research Center. N.p., 30 Dec. 2014. Web. 26 Jan. 2017.

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