Reverse Migration: Americans in Mexico
Probate and Property, July/August 2004, Volume 18, Number 4
By Angleynn Meya
Angleynn Meya is a law student at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Numerous articles have focused on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its effect on immigration. Indeed, the 2000 Mexican census reported that approximately 1.6 million Mexicans had emigrated abroad in the previous five years. See Bradley J. Condon & J. Brad McBride, Do You Know the Way to San Jose? Resolving the Problem of Illegal Mexican Migration to the United States, 17 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 251 (2003). The United States attracted more than 96% of the emigrant flow, resulting in an average of more than 300,000 emigrants annually.