Chartist July/August 2013

Why So Many Americans Are Leaving the U.S.—in 1 Big Chart

Visualizing our emigration problem

The conversation about immigration reform centers on all the people who want to come to the U.S. But the flow of migrants in and out of the country has changed markedly over the past decade, as have economic conditions in both the U.S. and its traditional feeder countries—most notably Mexico, the largest source of immigrants by far. Perhaps it’s time to broaden the discussion beyond who’s coming into the U.S., and look at who’s leaving.

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