How many people are expected to come across the Mexican border every year?



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    According to a report from U.S. Homeland Security, estimates of the number of undocumented migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border every year range from 400,000 and 1 million people. However in 2005 over 1.2 million illegal immigrants were apprehended by Border Patrol. 

    Statistics such as the one you requested are highly politicized and thus also tend to be very skewed. Often politicians tend to highlight the number of illegal or undocumented migrants, without consideration for the fact that many people cross the border legally every year, with proper paperwork. (This includes migration not just from Mexico to the U.S., but also vice-versa.)


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    It seems as though about 1.65 million Mexicans will cross the border every year, about half with visas. In 2005, 906,622 non-immigrant visas were issued at the Mexican border. Every year, approximately 700,000 to 850,000 unauthorized immigrants cross the border, according to Pew Research data in 2005. In addition, the U.S. issued 732,566 laser visas in 2005 for people who live in Mexico but work in the United States. I did not count these people in the calculation for total border crossings above. Migration fluctuates with the seasons, and it has been found that the recession in the United States has slowed border crossings in recent years.

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