And Mexico just changed its immigration policy for Americans like me.....<quoted text>
Most of the smart educated American know that fact to be true; They know that the educated Mexicans are laughing at them while America gets the dregs of Mexican society because those people are fleet of foot. You are right if they do not respect American why would they respect Mexican law. I like your friend's way of verification as it gets a clear answer to their aptitude for truth. Did you know that there was one Mexican on the "Border wars" Nat Geo show that spoke perfect English when he was caught with other wetbacks? It was sad to see that the border patrol was begging him to do it the right way as he had all the tools to become a real American and not live in the semi-existence.
To get a visa to stay longer than the 180 day tourist visa you were required to show that you had 1,500 dollars of income per month.
That changed November 1st to 5k per month
They are now limiting the number of work permits and you must prove you have a skill that a Mexican does not.
These laws are new and not settled yet but now it looks like you need to show a average daily balance in your account of of over 95k.......
Average Monthly Balance of $95,892 USD ($1,246,600 pesos) at $13:1 MXN:USD for Residente Temporal.
And a income of ~ About $1,918 USD ($24,932 pesos) per month of regular Deposits ~ to qualify for Residente Temporal
And the USA excepts the convicts that Mexico ships to them..........LOL