A Wall to Nowhere: More Mexican Migrants Leaving the US Than Coming In

by Marc Chandler
Financial Sense

There has been much discussion in the US presidential campaign about immigration, especially from Mexico. Trump has proposed a wall for the 2000 mile border. Different types of fences are on about a third of the border as it stands today.

However, as this Great Graphic, from Pew Research shows, Mexican immigrants may have been a problem previously, but for the past decade (2005-2014) more Mexicans have left the US than entered (hat tip to Philip Bump).

In 1995-2000, there were a little more than two and a quarter million Mexicans that migrated to the US. In the 2005-2014 period 160k net have returned to Mexico.

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