First, here's what the State Department has said in their Travel Warning for Mexico dated April 22, 2011: "Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day for study, tourism or business and at least one million U.S. citizens who live in Mexico."
To your point, Frito, a few months ago, I attended a meeting in Morelia conducted by the US Embassy. It was an outreach to "American Citizens" in the area. The majority of the audience looked Mexican, and much of the meeting was conducted in Spanish. Recall that many Mexicans hold dual citizenship, some children of Mexican parents who were born in the US have come back to Mexico to live, and many children of illegal immigrants who were born in the USA (and thus are American citizens), are now back in Mexico when their parents returned.
I think this helps explain how there could be a million US citizens in Mexico. I'm inclined to think the State Department probably has a pretty good handle on these numbers.
(This post was edited by DavidMcL on Jul 30, 2011, 11:29 PM)
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(Webjefe) on Jul 30, 2011, 11:29 PM