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Immigration Statistics

Compiled By Josh Buckman

968,000 Mexicans come to the United States each year

50% move back within 2 years

20% stay after 5 years

Small percent are eligible for benefits

Most don't stay long enough to receive them

12% move with children or have children in U.S.

9.5% have children in the U.S.

The most educated are likely to stay

The ones with the better jobs are more likely to stay

54% come from Western Mexico

54% of all illegal immigrant workers are more likely to return

Most come to the U.S. for work