Many Mexicans come to the U.S. in search of greater opportunities, but now Mexicans who have migrated to the U.S. are returning to their homeland. 

About 1 million Mexicans and their families returned to Mexico between 2009 to 2014, this is the largest migration since the end of the Great Recession. The decline of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. stems from the pro-longed recovery of the economy after the recession. 

Mexican immigrants have been at the center of one of the largest mass migrations in modern history. Between 1965 and 2015 more than 16 million Mexican immigrants migrated to the United States – more than from any other country (Pew Research Center, 2015)


is the largest birth country among the U.S. foreign-born population – 28% of all U.S. immigrants came from there in 2013. Mexico also is the largest source of U.S. unauthorized immigrants (Passel and Cohn, 2014).
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