For Mexicans Looking North, a New Calculus Favors Home – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com

The extraordinary Mexican migration that delivered millions of illegal immigrants to the United States over the past 30 years has sputtered to a trickle, and research points to a surprising cause: unheralded changes in Mexico that have made staying home more attractive.

A growing body of evidence suggests that a mix of developments — expanding economic and educational opportunities, rising border crime and shrinking families — are suppressing illegal traffic as much as economic slowdowns or immigrant crackdowns in the United States.

For Mexicans Looking North, a New Calculus Favors Home – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com

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