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The Geography of Undocumented Mexican Migration

Author(s): Massey, Douglas S.; Rugh, Jacob S.; Pren, Karen A.

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Abstract: Using data from Mexico's MatrĂ­cula Consular program, we analyze the geographic organization of undocumented Mexican migration to the United States. We show that emigration has moved beyond its historical origins in west-central Mexico into the central region and, to a lesser extent, the southeast and border regions. In the United States, traditional gateways continue to dominate, but a variety of new destinations have emerged. California, in particular, has lost its overwhelming dominance. Although the geographic structure of Mexico-U.S. migration is relatively stable, it has nonetheless continued to evolve and change over time.
Publication Date: Feb-2010
Citation: Massey, Douglas S., Rugh, Jacob S., Pren, Karen A.. (2010). The Geography of Undocumented Mexican Migration. Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, 26 (1), 129 - 152. doi:10.1525/msem.2010.26.1.129
DOI: doi:10.1525/msem.2010.26.1.129
ISSN: 0742-9797
EISSN: 1533-8320
Pages: 129 - 152
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos
Version: Author's manuscript

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