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The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants in the United States declined so sharply over the past decade that they no longer are the majority of those living in the country illegally, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data. In 2017, there were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S., including 4.9 million Mexicans.

The decrease in the Mexican born was the major factor driving down the overall population of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S., which in 2017 was 1.7 million below its peak of 12.2 million in 2007.

The article goes on to state the following:

The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants declined because more left the U.S. than arrived. Mexicans remain a much larger percentage of all unauthorized immigrants than those from any other birth country. But their 47% share of U.S. unauthorized immigrants in 2017 amounted to less than a majority for the first time since the beginning of a long era of growth in illegal immigration a half century ago. That rise began after passage of a major overhaul of immigration policy in 1965, which imposed the first limits on immigration from Western Hemisphere countries, including Mexico, and coincided with the end of the Bracero program that had allowed temporary farm workers from Mexico to work legally in the U.S.

“The study’s findings are not surprising given the recent trends in illegal immigration — changes that have pushed law enforcement officials past the breaking point,” The Daily Caller reports. “The majority of the migrants appearing before Border Patrol agents are unaccompanied minors and family units from Central America’s Northern Triangle region. Their migration numbers are so dramatic, in fact, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said in May that more than 1% of the population of Guatemala and Honduras has left for the U.S. since September 2018.”

The U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended more than half a million illegal immigrants since the beginning of the 2019 fiscal year. Migrant apprehensions have increased every month since January. Encounters at the southern border with Mexico have topped 100,000 for the past three months, according to the Daily Caller.

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