Mexicans No Longer Make Up Majority of Illegal Immigrants, Central Americans Now Top List

According to an estimate from Pew Research Center, the number of illegal Mexican immigrants in the U.S. has declined so fast that they no longer are the majority of illegal aliens living in the country.

In 2007 the number of Mexican nationals living in the U.S. reached a peak of 6.9 million, but by 2017 the number had dropped to 4.9 million.

The study states, “The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants declined because more left the U.S. than arrived.” Nonetheless, the Mexican population makes up 47% of the illegal population in the country.

This does not mean that the Mexican border is should not be patroled, as the Mexican border is where most illegals come in from. The majority of migrants are now unaccompanied minors and families from Central Americans Northern region. It has gotten so out of control that well over 1% of the Guatemalan and Honduran population has left their country for the U.S.


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