Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Huffington Post — The Mind-Blowing Fact About Immigration No One Mentions

More Americans have moved to Mexico in recent years than vice versa, according to government data cited in a New York Times feature by Damien Cave published over the weekend.
The data shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Pew Hispanic Trends Project estimated last year that the flow of migrants from Mexico peaked in 2007 at about 12.6 million and then began to decline slightly. A report issued by Pew on Monday noted that the population of undocumented immigrants from Mexico similarly declined from a 2007 peak of 6.9 million, to about 6 million today.
Not so for Americans, many of whom look to Mexico as a cheap place to retire or a hospitable location to start a new business. According to the Times:
Americans now make up more than three-quarters of Mexico’s roughly one million documented foreigners, up from around two-thirds in 2000, leading to a historic milestone: more Americans have been added to the population of Mexico over the past few years than Mexicans have been added to the population of the United States, according to government data in both nations.
The Huffington Post
The Mind-Blowing Fact About Immigration No One Mentions

Of course, if the emigration figures to the rest of Latin America are considered, there's a lot of emigration from the US to the South in addition to Mexico.


The Rombach Report said...

Watch the border fence go up faster to keep the Americans in.

Tom Hickey said...

As the baby boomers retire, there is going to a lot emigration, especially to Latin America, since there are already thriving ex-at communities there.

Moreover, a growing number of American unemployed and underemployed are going to be seeking greener pastures elsewhere.

In addition, there is going to be increasing international competition for talent in the coming years and the days of the brain drain to the US will not be the one-way street it has been.

I have saying for some time to check out the opportunities elsewhere.