Survey Finds Fewer Mexicans are Sending Money Home

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A report finds one in three Mexican migrants living in states where Hispanic migration is relatively new stopped sending money home this year.

The Inter-American Development Bank reports anti-immigrant sentiment may be to blame.

In states considered "new destination" states for Latinos, such as Georgia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, only 56 percent of Mexican migrants said they sent money home.

That compares to 80 percent the previous year.

Migrants in these states previously had the highest remittance rate.

By contrast, the rate of remittance for the first six months of this year was 66 percent, down from 68 percent, in states where Latino immigrants have traditionally lived.

Those are Texas, California and New Mexico.