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The Source: Changing Numbers And Peoples Coming From Mexico To U.S.

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Michel Marizco
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New policies and new data are coming to the immigration debate ahead of the 2016 presidential election. What big change is the number of people and the type of person coming from Mexico. According to Rogelio Saenz at the University of Texas San Antonio the number has dropped by 67 percent within 10 years.  And the type of Mexican National coming is different as well, with the more educated coming to the U.S.

The Great Recession, a robust deportation system, and more have changed the nature of migration across our southern border

Guest:

  • Rogelio Saenz, dean of the College of Public Policy at UTSA
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive