When thinking only of men, 59% of Mexican immigrants argued for economic reasons For attempting to cross into the United States, 13% had family reunifications and 8% had security concerns, according to the agency.
On the contrary, 11% of women cited safety as their main reason To leave the country, 5% commented that they did so for economic opportunity and 4% for family reunification.
In Mexico, the minimum wage is 214 pesos, with a minimum of 8 hours worked per day, while in the United States it is $7.25 an hour (1,160 pesos for 8 hours), according to the US Department of Labor.
“There were also significant differences in the dynamics of transit between the Mexican population and foreigners: while the majority of Mexicans said they had made several attempts to pass into the United States, the majority of foreigners reported being captured in their only attempt to do so.”
The investigation comes as the region is experiencing a record wave of immigration, with more than 212,000 undocumented detainees in July at the US border, an “unprecedented” number, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Although the focus was on Central America, 26% of the migrants apprehended at the border in July were Mexicans, double the percentage two years ago, according to the Pew Research Center.
Most of the deportations, about 845,000, occur under Title 42 implemented by President Donald Trump (2017-2021) to immediately expel immigrants on the basis of the pandemic, a rule President Joe Biden has maintained although not enforced.
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