More Than 90 Percent of Americans in Mexico Live There Illegally

More Than 90 Percent of Americans in Mexico Live There Illegally
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As many as 91.2 percent of U.S. citizens living in neighboring Mexico are there illegally, according to a new report from the Latin American country's news outlet Excélsior.

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Their February 28 report is based on findings from a 2015 census survey from Mexico’s Institute of Geography and Statistics. It found that 739,168 Americans lived in the country that year, and only 65,302 of them had legal residency.

In a write-up about the report, Latino Rebels fact-checked the numbers by analyzing the survey on their own. In doing so, they discovered that Excélsior did not take into account the number of U.S. citizens living in Mexico who are also Mexican citizens and have dual citizenship. 

According to the blog, the number of undocumented Americans in Mexico is likely lower than 91.2 percent, though still distinctly high.

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Head over to Latino Rebels for more on the study.