Americans are the Largest Illegal Immigrant Group in Mexico

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Illegal immigration has been a hot button issue this election. President Donald Trump has pledged to deport all undocumented immigrants in our country and build a wall along the southern border with Mexico to prevent further from coming in.

While there’s much to say about our immigration system; Mexico seems to have a same problem but with American immigrants. According to a survey by Mexico’s Institute of Geography and Statistics, 91.2% of Americans living in Mexico are there illegally. To put that in perspective, the State Department says that there are 1 million U.S. citizens live in Mexico. Some argue that Americans make up the majority of illegal immigrants in Mexico.

Although it’s hardly likely any of these people will be deported if caught. According to the BBC

[In 2011] about 1,000 US citizens were questioned over irregularities in their immigration status, according to Mexican authorities. They face a modest fine —up to $50— if officials find them working without a permit or living in Mexico without proper documents.

Those who lose their visas or are asked to leave the country and then discovered to be overstaying are fined up to $400.

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