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Here's a twist: 91% of Americans living in Mexico are "Illegal"

Culture & Community By Sara Noelle
Here's a twist: 91% of Americans living in Mexico are "Illegal"

When most people hear the words "undocumented immigrants" they think Mexicans right?

But did you know that there are a lot of Americans living illegally in Mexico? Yeah, I didn’t think so. The way Fox News and Trump talk, you'd think that was something only those "drug dealing rapists" from south of the border did. Not so.

The U.S. State Department confirms that almost a million Americans are living illegally in Mexico.

According to a study by the National Institute of Geography and Statistics, around 739,168 thousand American citizens lived in Mexico in 2015 and, according to the National Institute of Immigration, of those only 65,302 were legal residents.

That means that 91.2 percent of estadounidenses living in Mexico in 2015 were there “illegally”.

And that number has risen. More recent statistics from the State Department report that almost a million Americans are currently residing in Mexico and, of those, 934,698 are there illegally. That's an almost 40% increase in just two years.

While Trump’s administration constantly tweets about "illegals," they've conveniently failed to mention the reverse statistics.

The horde of "terrorists" and "criminal aliens" that Trump tweets about, murdering, stealing American jobs, and raping white women, are actually just regular, hard-working people trying to live their lives.

Of the roughly 11,328 people Trump has deported back to Mexico only 723 were deported on serious criminal charges.

Unlike the U.S. however, Mexico does not deport Americans. In contrast, the Mexican government remains much more flexible and understanding towards the growing population of undocumented immigrants from the United States. 

That's a phrase I bet you never thought you'd read. 






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