Americans Fleeing to Mexico to Avoid Biden Economy

5.3 million American tourists entered Mexico between January and May 2022.

QUICK FACTS:
  • A growing number of Americans negatively affected by Joe Biden’s economy are crossing the southern border to live and work in Mexico, according to a report from CNN.
  • CNN interviewed one American national who fled to Mexico, Eric Rodriguez, who “hardly speaks Spanish” and admits he’s “not here to rediscover his Mexican roots” but to save money.
  • “In San Diego, my apartment was probably $2,500 for a studio,” said Rodriguez. “Here, I have a one bedroom and I pay $800 a month.”
  • The report cited the U.S. State Department, which tallied 1.6 Americans living in Mexico.
  • But it also cited the Mexican government, which recorded more than 5.3 million American tourists entering the country between January and May of this year, signifying a million more than the same five-month period in 2019.
  • The segment, which you can watch below, appeared during CNN’s “New Day” with John Berman and Brianna Keilar.
MEXICAN LOCALS WANT AMERICANS TO “GO HOME”:
  • As the number of American tourists and remote workers pouring into Mexico’s capital to escape Biden’s economic policies skyrocket, rent costs are soaring in cities like Roma, Condesa, Centro, and Juarez, The Los Angeles Times reports in a piece titled “Californians and other Americans are flooding Mexico City. Some locals want them to go home.”
  • “Americans and other foreigners snap up houses and landlords trade long-term renters for travelers willing to pay more on Airbnb. Taquerias, corner stores and fondas — small, family-run lunch spots — are being replaced by Pilates studios, co-working spaces and sleek cafes advertising oat-milk lattes and avocado toast,” according to The Times. “And English — well, it’s everywhere: ringing out at supermarkets, natural wine bars and fitness classes in the park.”
  • The Times reported that Mexican locals have become so “fed up” with American’s coming to their cities that “expletive-laced posters appeared around town” reading “New to the city? Working remotely? You’re a f—ing plague and the locals f—ing hate you. Leave.”
Screenshot from latimes.com taken August 17, 2022
BACKGROUND:
  • Under the Biden administration, the U.S. is facing record-high levels of inflation, which slowed in July for the first time in months but kept prices near the highest level in 40 years, according to Fox News.
  • The Labor Department said last week that the consumer price index (CPI)—a measure of the price for everyday goods like gasoline, groceries, and rent—rose 8.5% in July compared to last year.
  • Earnings in America dropped 3% in July compared to 2021, gasoline prices are up 44.9% from last year, and the food index climbed 1.1%, putting the 12-month increase at 10.9%, the highest since May 1979.
  • Shelter costs have risen a record-breaking 5.7% in the country, the fastest since February 1991, and rent costs jumped 0.7% on a monthly basis and 6.3% over the year.