This Chart: More Mexicans Are Going Back to Mexico Than Coming Here

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The United States continues to experience a drop in the number of Mexican immigrants seeking the American dream.

The Pew Research Center estimates that 1 million Mexican immigrants have departed the U.S. since the great recession began in 2009. Meanwhile, only 870,000 immigrants have left their homes in Mexico to reside in the United States during that same time period.

Experts believe that a bolster in border security as well as the United States’ economic rocky recovery has made the it less of a magnet for Mexican immigrants.

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Lauren Fox is a reporter at Talking Points Memo.
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