A US research agency announced that while the percentage of Mexicans in neighboring countries has fallen below 50% for the first time since 1965, the number of people from Central American countries such as El Salvador seems to be increasing. .
According to the results of the research compiled by the Pew Research Center, a US research institute. UU., The number of illegal immigrants in the United States as of 2017 is estimated at approximately 10.5 million, the largest number of which was 12.22 million in 2007. It is decreasing at the top.
By country, Mexicans in neighboring countries accounted for around 4.7 million, or 47% of the total, but fell below 50% for the first time since 1965, when the immigration law changed drastically.
At the same time, the number of people from Central American countries such as El Salvador and Honduras, where poverty and the crime of violence are becoming a social problem, is increasing.
Jeff Passel, who was in charge of investigating the decrease in the percentage of illegal immigrants in Mexico, said: “In addition to strengthening border security and the enforcement of the law against illegal immigration, the strong economy in Mexico is a factor.” I’m analyzing it
This month, Mexico agreed with the United States to reinforce measures against illegal immigration, but the results of this survey support the need for Mexico to request collaboration with the countries of Central America.