Mexican Migration to the United States: Policy and Trends

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History and geography have given Mexico a unique status in the U.S. immigration system, and have made the Mexico-U.S. migration flow the largest in the world. Mexicans are the largest group of U.S. migrants across most types of immigration statuses—a fact that may have important implications for how Congress makes U.S. immigration policy. This report reviews the history of immigration policy and migration flows between the countries and the demographics of Mexicans within the United States. It also analyzes contemporary issues in U.S. immigration policy and the impact Mexico may have on U.S. immigration outcomes.

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Creation Date: June 7, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Rosenblum, Marc R.

Specialist in Immigration Policy

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Kandel, William A.

Analyst in Immigration Policy

Creator (Author):
Ribando Seelke, Clare

Specialist in Latin American Affairs

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Wasem, Ruth Ellen

Specialist in Immigration Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 7, 2012
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United States
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Mexico
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North America
Description:

History and geography have given Mexico a unique status in the U.S. immigration system, and have made the Mexico-U.S. migration flow the largest in the world. Mexicans are the largest group of U.S. migrants across most types of immigration statuses—a fact that may have important implications for how Congress makes U.S. immigration policy. This report reviews the history of immigration policy and migration flows between the countries and the demographics of Mexicans within the United States. It also analyzes contemporary issues in U.S. immigration policy and the impact Mexico may have on U.S. immigration outcomes.

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47 pages.

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