Between 1965 and 2015, more than 16 million people immigrated from Mexico to the U.S., making it one of the largest mass migrations in history. Pew Research Center staffer Jens Manuel Krogstad spotlights five key trends in Mexican immigration to the U.S.
Krogstad points out that today Mexico serves as a land bridge for Central Americans coming into the U.S. Today, fewer Mexicans are coming to the U.S. than in the past:
In fact, more Mexicans left than came to the U.S since the end of the Great Recession. Between 2009 and 2014, 870,000 Mexican nationals left Mexico to come to the U.S., down from the 2.9 million who left Mexico for the U.S. between 1995 and 2000. Of those moving back to Mexico, many cite family as the reason for their return.