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