Mexico and the Mexican Community in the United States

Factsheet: Mexican Immigrants in the United States

by Jeanne Batalova and Jie Zong

This interactive factsheet, complete with graphs and charts, from the Migration Policy Institute touches upon multiple facets of the Mexican immigrant population in the United States, including English proficiency, geographic distribution, and migratory patterns. The authors suggests that a decreased amount of immigrants entering the country (61 percent of all immigrants arrived in the U.S. prior to 2000) is reflective of the Recession, improved opportunities in Mexico, and tougher border patrol. 

Esta factsheet interactiva del Migration Policy Institute, con gráficas y tablas, describe brevemente múltiples facetas de la población migrante mexicana en Estados Unidos, incluyendo el nivel de inglés, la distribución geográfica y los patrones migratorios. Los autores sugieren que la disminución en los flujos de inmigrantes que entran al país (61 por ciento del total de los migrantes en EE.UU. llegaron antes de 2000) es un reflejo de la recesión económica, la mejora de oportunidades en México, y una patrulla fronteriza de más dura mano.

To view this factsheet, please click the following link: Mexican Immigrants in the United States 


The U.S.-Mexico Network’s Imagining 2024 project is designed to provide readers a quick overview of key issues in US-Mexico relations – the background of the issue, its current state, where we ought to be by 2024, and how to get there.


Each short essay is coupled with suggested background readings for those interested in a more detailed understanding of the issue at hand.  And as an electronic publication, both the essays and their associated resource pages are updated as needed to keep the information and analysis fresh.

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