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Why More Mexican Entrepreneurs Are Immigrating to Houston — While Other Mexicans are Leaving

Pew Research Center analysis of government data shows more Mexicans are leaving the United States than are coming here. However, other research shows certain kinds of Mexicans are coming here at an increased rate: entrepreneurs. Data from Rice University’s Baker Institute shows that more Mexican entrepreneurs are choosing the U.S. as the place they want to […]

Pew Research Center analysis of government data shows more Mexicans are leaving the United States than are coming here.

However, other research shows certain kinds of Mexicans are coming here at an increased rate: entrepreneurs. Data from Rice University’s Baker Institute shows that more Mexican entrepreneurs are choosing the U.S. as the place they want to do business.

To really get a sense of the implications of these two findings — and what they mean for the Houston region — we talk with Elizabeth Salamanca, Puentes visiting scholar at the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center and associate professor of international business at Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico.

MORE:
New Migration Patterns: High-Skilled Entrepreneurial Migration From Mexico to the United States (Elizabeth Salamanca Pacheco, Ph.D., Nov. 18, 2015)
More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S. (Pew Research Center, Nov. 19, 2015)

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