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Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
July 2015

Why Did Mexico United-States Migration Begin to Decrease in 2008?
By Elaine Levine

"In the first decade of the twenty-first century, the rate of deportation for unauthorized or "undocumented" immigrants rose by over 100%. Nearly 400,000 people were deported in 2009, of whom more than 70% were Mexicans (Passel and Cohn, 2011). If we multiply the percentage of Mexicans deported in 2012 (69.5%) and 2013 (65.5%) by the total number of people deported from 2008 to 2013, we can estimate that somewhere between 1.5 and 1.6 million Mexicans were deported over this six-year period (TRAC, 2014; ICE, n.d.)."......[Citing TRAC research].

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