The New York Times is reporting that Mexican Census data shows that approximately 226,000 fewer people emigrated from Mexico to other countries during the year ending in August of 2008.
It is believed that most people emigrating from Mexico to other countries are coming to the United States.
The Center for Immigration Studies attributes this decline to increased enforcement at the border and in workplaces around America. The Center for Immigration Studies could be described as having a strong anti-immigrant agenda.
The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego, believes that the decline should more correctly be attributed to the economic decline. When the job market revives, the emigration will revive as well.