Marked Departure

We need to talk about the mass migration wave at the US border. I don’t mean the wave coming in, I mean the one going out. Yes, a lot of people are attempting to enter the United States, but it turns out that the total number of undocumented immigrants in the country has remained pretty stable (even if our discourse about the topic hasn’t). This is depart you don’t hear as much about. NYT (Gift Article): Many Undocumented Immigrants Are Departing After Decades in the U.S. “Departures have recently accelerated, beginning with crackdowns on immigrants under the Trump administration and continuing under President Biden as many older people decide they have realized their original goals for immigrating and can afford to trade the often-grueling work available to undocumented workers for a slower pace in their home country.”

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