Between 2009 and 2014, about 140,000 more Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here, citing family reunification as the main reason for leaving.
Source: More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S. | Pew Research Center
More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since the end of the Great Recession, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from both countries. The same data sources also show the overall flow of Mexican immigrants between the two countries is at its smallest since the 1990s, mostly due to a drop in the number of Mexican immigrants coming to the U.S.
From according to data from the 2014 Mexican National Survey of Demographic Dynamics (ENADID). U.S. census data for the same period show an estimated 870,000 Mexican nationals left Mexico to come to the U.S., a smaller number than the flow of families from the U.S. to Mexico.
Measuring migration flows between Mexico and the U.S. is challenging because there are no official counts of how many Mexican immigrants enter and leave the U.S. each year. This report uses the best available government data from both countries to estimate the size of these flows. The Mexican data sources — a national household survey, and two national censuses — asked comparable questions about household members’ migration to and from Mexico over the five years previous to each survey or census date. In addition, estimates of Mexican migration to the U.S. come from U.S. Census Bureau data, adjusted for undercount, on the number of Mexican immigrants who live in the U.S.
READ MORE ABOUT THIS RESEARCH HERE: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2015/11/19/more-mexicans-leaving-than-coming-to-the-u-s/
Violent crime and unemployment rates are nearly twice the national average in Baltimore. Educators say factors like these add significant stress to children, causing emotional and behavioral problems, so several public schools are working to reduce that stress with mindfulness and meditation. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
Watch this marvelous report in how Baltimore educators are helping their students manage STRESS: Faced with outsized stresses, these Baltimore students learn to take a deep breath | PBS NewsHour
The opening measures of the Trump presidency have been a wild percussion. But after that first rapid-fire burst of a month, Republicans are now staring at large, sweeping decisions that they have considered for years but must make soon.
Source: 5 big decisions straight ahead for Trump and Republicans | PBS NewsHour
5 BIG DECISIONS STRAIGHT AHEAD FOR TRUMP AND REPUBLICANS
By Lisa Desjardins, correspondent
The opening measures of the Trump presidency have been wild percussion: nomination fights, executive orders, booming tweets, errant tweets, memos sent, memos receivedand memos denied. But after that first rapid-fire burst of a month, Republicans are now staring at large, sweeping decisions that they have considered for years but must make soon.
Let’s set aside the smaller picture and look at five major issues near a turning point for the president and the Republican-controlled Congress.
Budget Cuts: Congress must decide if it will keep the sequester — the automatic budget caps across government that are set to return starting in October. The debate process starts in the next six weeks. Republicans want to reverse scheduled cuts for defense ($100 billion-plus over the next four years). But it’s not clear how they’d offset that money. This could mean deeper cuts for the rest of government or money-raising proposals that need close scrutiny.
Affordable Care Act details: While House Republicans did give members a broad outline of their repeal plans, they have yet to decide on the hard parts: how to pay for any increased costs and whether they will guarantee that as many Americans will be covered under their plan.
The Travel Order: We are waiting for President Donald Trump’s new executive order on travel sometime this week. He described it as “extreme vetting,” and said it would be closely tailored to court decisions that have blocked his original order. Many of the same issues are in play along with a potential change in the timing of the rollout.
Deportations: Who and how many people precisely will Mr. Trump target with deportation? Weekend stories indicated both that DHS Secretary John Kelly has signed a new memo
about enforcement and that it is not yet final. And the L.A. Times reported that the White House is considering ending some protections for so-called “Dreamers
.” As fear builds in the immigrant community, so does pressure to decide.
- Earmarks: Don’t wait for someone to say the word “earmarks.” But you could see more of them, as members of Congress increasingly discuss them by their formal title –“Congressionally-directed spending.” Republicans must decide whether to ramp up the use of the district-by-district projects that critics say can be giveaways. The decision could impact bills large and small, and the way Congress operates in general.
READ MORE HERE – http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/5-big-decisions-straight-ahead-trump-republicans/
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Amid Flint’s Water Crisis, Schools Chief Is a Calm Force
Bilal Tawwab, the superintendent of schools in Flint, Mich., refuses to use the city’s lead-water crisis as an excuse from keeping his team of educators focused on improving student achievement in a long-struggling school district. He is recognized for leadership in crisis management.
Read more here: Bilal Tawwab – Education Week Leaders To Learn From