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Mexican Immigration Slows

Thursday, July 07, 2011

New York Times reporter, Damien Cave, talks about how immigration from Mexico is dropping as economic opportunity improves there, and Senior Demographer at the Pew Hisanic Center, Jeffrey S. Passel, talks about demographic trends in immigration from Mexico.

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Damien Cave and Dr. Jeffrey S. Passel
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Comments [3]

The Truth from Becky

Damn shame this immigration issue targets Mexican immigrants. Further proof that illegal immigrant was code word for Mexican all along.

Jul. 07 2011 10:21 AM
RCT from NYC

Where is Brian? Hope that he isn't ill again.

Jul. 07 2011 10:13 AM
Gloria from NYC


I hope you discuss the role of birth control highlighted in Cave's reporting on this issue:

"Despite the dominance of the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico, birth control efforts have pushed down the fertility rate to about 2 children per woman from 6.8 in 1970, according to government figures. So while Mexico added about one million new potential job seekers annually in the 1990s, since 2007 that figure has fallen to an average of 800,000, according to government birth records. By 2030, it is expected to drop to 300,000."

Jul. 07 2011 10:12 AM

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