With all the talk from GOP presidential candidates about Mexicans entering the country “illegally” through the US-Mexico border you’d never know that apprehensions at the border hit their lowest levels in seventeen years. 

“The drop is so great that Doug Massey, head of the Mexican Migration Project (a long term survey of Mexican emigration at Princeton University), claims that for the first time in sixty years, Mexican migration to the United States has hit a net zero,” Shannon K. O’Neil, an expert on Latin American studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote last week.

O’Neil believes there are several reasons that are contributing to the decline of Mexicans migrating to the U.S., including a declining economy, border violence and news of the record number of deportations under the Obama administration.


(h/t: NewsTaco)



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