Chinese Immigration Surpasses Mexican

America’s Community Survey conducted by the US Census Bureau has produced a graph showing a collapse of immigration from Mexico from over 350,000 in 2005 to a mere 125,000 in 2013. During the same time Chinese immigration grew from around 50,000 in 2005 to 147,000 in 2013. The collapse of Mexican immigration can be traced to several factors, the most fundamental one being demographic. The number of live births per woman in Mexico has been diving and has fallen from 6.7 children in 1970 to 2.2 children in 2013. As countries approach and cross that number downward, strong demand for labor in the country absorbs most of the labor and dramatically reduces migration out of the country.

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