Friday, May 29, 2015

Explaining Declining Mexican Migration

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Earlier this week, Jerry Markon of the Washington Post examines the recent decrease in undocumented Mexican migration to the United States and offers a variety of possibilities for the recent trends.  U.S. government officials are quick to credit increased border enforcement with the reduction in the undocumented immigrant population.  Others offer other explanations.  Noted demographer Douglas Massey claims that increased enforcement had nothing to do with the decline in unauthorized immigration and sees decreasing fertility rates in Mexico as contributing to reductions in immigration.


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