More North Americans have migrated to Mexico, than Mexicans to the United States in recent years

Ok, so snowbirds and retirees probably comprise a strong percentage here - but the trend is unmistakable...in recent years immigration to the U.S. via south of the border is not as alarming as fringe, race crazed politicians would make you believe. Especially now that we know Americans are taking Mexican jobs... ;)

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via NY Times

MEXICO CITY — Mexico, whose economic woes have pushed millions of people north, is increasingly becoming an immigrant destination. The country’s documented foreign-born population nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010, and officials now say the pace is accelerating as broad changes in the global economy create new dynamics of migration...

The shift with Mexico’s northern neighbor is especially stark. Americans now make up more than three-quarters of Mexico’s roughly one million documented foreigners, up from around two-thirds in 2000, leading to a historic milestone: more Americans have been added to the population of Mexico over the past few years than Mexicans have been added to the population of the United States, according to government data in both nations.

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  • commented 2013-09-24 08:58:13 -0700
    San Miguel de Allende
  • commented 2013-09-23 06:17:33 -0700
    Not only Mexico but many other countries as well like Panama, Costa Rica.
  • commented 2013-09-22 22:03:38 -0700
    Maybe Mexico is a more pleasant place to live for average people, compared to the United States of Meanness.
  • commented 2013-09-22 09:55:57 -0700
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