Friday, November 20, 2015
USA Today reports that from 2009 to 2014, approximately 870,000 Mexican nationals came to the United States. During that same period, more than one million Mexican nationals returned to Mexico. Migration from Mexico has reversed directions, with 130,000 more leaving the United States. [An] Historic Shift in Mexican Migration, USA Today, Nov. 20, 2015, at 2A.
The newspaper also reports today that most people fleeing to the United States are doing so to escape violence in their home countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Alan Gomez, Central Americans Flee Mayhem Back Home: Most Aren't Coming to USA for Paycheck But to Stay Alive, USA Today, Nov. 20, 2015, at 15A.