Officials say America's economy is a big reason the number of illegal immigrants coming here, has dropped.
This year, about 8 out of every one-thousand Mexicans left their country.
Most come to the u-s.
That's down about 42-percent compared to two years ago.
The US border patrol reports a drop in the capture of illegal immigrants crossing the border.
With massive bank failures, the mortgage meltdown, and stocks plummeting.. The economy just isn't as appealing as it used to be.