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If you listen to all the noise emanating from the campaign trail, you’d think that Mexicans were pouring across the border in droves. They are not. Mexican migration has decreased by more than half since the early to mid-2000’s, according to a new report produced by the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy.

In this podcast, the principal author of that report, Rogelio Sáenz, talks to WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman about this dramatic drop in Mexican migration.

Rogelio Sáenz is Dean of the College of Public Policy and professor of demographics at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Policy Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy.

A preview of his findings? As the Mexican economy improves and the U.S. labor market is still impacted by the overhang of the great recession, a large number of Mexican workers are headed home.

At the same time, migrants of far greater means—both documented and undocumented—are coming to the U.S. And they are different in other ways. The demographics of these new immigrants—including age, gender, and skill level—have also changed. For more surprises… listen in.

Related front page panorama photo credit: Border crossing marker (U.S. Customs and Border Protection / Flick)

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6 years ago

(Comment by reader Desiree Rodenhuis-Pack) Personally I think Trump is a nonissue.

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6 years ago

(Comment by reader Eric Folmsbee) But by definition illegal aliens are not recorded as they either came illegally or overstayed their permission, and stay hidden to avoid being deported. Immigrants from any country, are not nor were they ever the problem. When did WhoWhatWhy turn into a corporate owned entity? I thought they tried to share true info not twist facts to fit an agenda. Trump can fall on his own merit without twisting facts to discredit him. I don’t recall seeing many articles show the hypocrisy of Hillary or Obama, both of whom are not Democrats. If you are going to challenge one candidate shouldn’t you challenge them all? I do not support any of the Republican candidates nor any of the so called Democrat candidates. The current bet is Bernie Sanders, but even he has a lot of explaining to do. Please give us the real information on all candidates so we can make informed decisions. Thank you.

wwy
wwy
6 years ago

You all are losing so many potential listeners with this rinky-dink web-based streaming thing.

Cameron
Cameron
6 years ago

You are totally missing the point. They are here illegally. What part of illegal don’t you understand? We are supporting them, their health, their criminals, their children, and its costing us a fortune. The only politician willing to admit that he gets is Trump. Go Trump. Down with the group thinking main street media. Down with duplicitous politicians. Down with illegal aliens.

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