Report reveals more illegal immigrants choosing to leave U.S.

Report reveals more illegal immigrants choosing to leave U.S.

Report reveals more illegal immigrants choosing to leave U.S.

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by Sharon Ko / KENS 5

KREM.com

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- The U.S. is becoming less of an attractive destination for illegal immigrants, according to a new report by San Antonio based organization, Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together.

To read the report in full, click here. 

Researchers polled 600 undocumented workers. They discovered most of them planned to stay in the U.S. temporarily. The report showed 11 percent of the people were deported and 89 percent returned to Mexico on their own.

The reasons to return to their home country appear similar, to what KENS 5 learned, speaking to the Flores' family.

"They felt isolated. They wanted to be with family...Over here, the neighbors don't know each other," explained Azucena Flores.

The MATT report also shows more than 50 percent of the illegal immigrants left behind family. Currently, the University of Texas San Antonio is doing a related research to find out what happens to those undocumented children still in the U.S.

 

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