Net migration from Mexico has plummeted to zero thanks to changes that have impacted immigration from the Mexican-American border in the past several years. Through the last 4 decades, almost 12 million Mexican immigrants (more than half of them illegal) came to the United States. This was the largest immigration wave of modern times.

That is old news now for many reasons. The number of immigrants coming to America has declined while the number returning to Mexico are increasing. Those trends converged from 2005 to 2010 to create a standstill on total migration. For me, this came as a surprise since border control is still a hot button issue for most political debates. I’m not going to name names, but several people have suggested wasting tax dollars on a huge wall being built on the border. Well after reading this article that seems a little superfluous don’t you think?

Why is this still an issue for politicians if the numbers show a decline in illegal immigration?

What needs to happen for the Mexican-American border to be clean of smuggling? (both drugs and people) 

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