More Mexicans leaving US Than Coming

With all the talk of Mexican Immigration and the Wall one would  think that the Mexicans continue to cross the border at record levels. Not so , says the Pew Research Center:

Net Loss of 140,000 from 2009 to 2014; Family Reunification Top Reason for Return

BY ANA GONZALEZ-BARRERA

‘Net Migration to the U.S. From Mexico Below Zero After the Great Recession

More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since the end of the Great Recession, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from both countries. The same data sources also show the overall flow of Mexican immigrants between the two countries is at its smallest since the 1990s, mostly due to a drop in the number of Mexican immigrants coming to the U.S.’

Furthermore, the centre concludes in another report of immigration trends , that the Mexican share of immigrants to the US will fall from 46% today  to 31% by 2065. Most immigrants now come from China with India a close second.

Like in many fields public perception based on flawed information or prejudice seems to grab the headlines rather than  the publication of such data as the Pew Reserach Center publishes on a regular basis and is readily available with the click of a mouse.

Donald’s Wall ,therefore , and those who support it are supporting yesterday’s information , not today’s or tomorrow’s data. The Israeli and Hungarian situations are much different when one looks beyond the headlines .

Few people today ,notwithstanding all our technology that we constantly brag about , take the time to be ‘informed ‘ citizens , that perhaps is a greater threat to our democracy than military armaments.

 

 

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