Call them migrantes fresas — high-end migrants — a phrase coined by some of the new arrivals and their hosts to separate them from previous waves of immigrants from Mexico. Lured to North Texas by its geographic proximity to their homeland, with some 20 daily flights to Mexico, and by what many call the area’s growing sophistication and quality of life, the transplants represent the latest wave of immigrants helping to transform the region.

“A lot of people are coming, but the information is based more on anecdotes than on specific statistics,” said Pia Orrenius, an immigration expert at the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. “It’s not just a brain drain, but a capital drain for Mexico.”

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