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WashPost: Mexico Enjoying Its Own Migration Influx From US

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By    |   Sunday, 19 May 2019 09:05 AM

Amid the flow of Latin Americans into the United States, Mexico has also quietly seen a growth in their United States-born population – with a shrug of the shoulders over whether they are documented or not – The Washington Post reported.

"If the thousands of Mexicans moving home are taken into account, the flow of migrants from the United States to Mexico is probably larger than the flow of Mexicans to the United States," the Post's Mary Beth Sheridan wrote.

The U.S.-born population in Mexico has increased nearly 400 percent since 1990 to an estimated 99,000, according to Mexico's statistics institute, while the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City estimates the number as potentially over 1.5 million, the Post reported.

"Despite the fact that Donald Trump insults my country every day, here we receive the entire international community, beginning with Americans, with open arms and hearts," San Miguel Mayor Luis Alberto Villareal told the Post.

"We like people who come to work and help the economy of the city — like Mexicans do in the United States."

The report cited a number of reasons for the outmigration of Americans to Mexico, including nearly 600,000 U.S.-born kids reuniting with their Mexican parents, American workers who work remote, and retiring Americans who seek a warmer climate and more affordability.

"You can live here on $2,000 or $3,000 a month — and live well," Victor Guzmán, 67, a retiree from Charlotte, North Carolina told the Post.

The influx of Americans has proven to be beneficial to the economy and the culture, according to Mexico's foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard, who told the Post "we have never pressured them to have their documents in order."

"It's beginning to become a very important cultural phenomenon," Ebrard told the Post. "Like the Mexican community in the United States."

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Amid the flow of Latin Americans into the United States, Mexico has also quietly seen a growth in their United States-born population - with a shrug of the shoulders over whether they are documented or not - The Washington Post reported."If the thousands of Mexicans moving...
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