Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Mexico's Illegals are Americans
Talk about a turning of tables.
Most of Mexico's illegal immigrants are Americans, GlobalPost reported this week.
Contrary to the images of Central Americans sneaking over the border into Mexico and hopping trains headed toward the United States, a Mexican immigration agent said that the majority of illegal immigrants are American citizens.
Because foreigners living in Mexico after five years can apply for citizenships, Americans on the lam or simply deciding to indefinitely extend their vacation can end up making Mexico their new home.
“It’s so easy to own property," Barbara Rudd, 62, a transplant to Mexico, told GlobalPost. "Compared to the U.S., it’s a breeze.”