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Old 01-01-2015, 12:52 PM
 
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From October 2013 to September 2014, for the first time on record, fewer than half of the immigrants apprehended at the US/Mexico border were actually from Mexico. The majority of them came from somewhere else.



But while the child and family migrant crisis is undoubtedly the reason for the turning point in apprehensions, it itself is a culmination of a couple of broader trends. First of all, immigration from Mexico has been extremely low since the recession began in the late 2000s. In 2011, net migration from Mexico fell to zero. Unauthorized migration fell even further: the Pew Research Center estimated that 900,000 fewer unauthorized Mexican immigrants lived in the US in 2011 than in 2007.

Most immigrants caught at the Mexican border aren't Mexican - Vox

Word is the birthrate in Mexico in 2014 was just over 2 kids per woman, down from about 7 kid from 50 years ago. There just ain't that many younger Mexicans now compared to older people there.
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