Mexico recognizes young Dreamers as a growing network of potential bicultural leaders, social entrepreneurs, development partners and rights holders.

Over the past three years, the government has taken action to offer more and better services to Mexicans abroad.

Key actions.

  • Firm steps have been taken regarding consular documentation such as the launch of the new consular identification card and the single passport and issuance of certified birth certificates of persons registered in Mexico at all Mexican consulates and embassies.
  • About 560,000 young Mexicans have received the benefits of the deferred action program known as DACA since its implementation in 2012. Mexico remains committed to helping them.
  • Since the implementation of the DACA program, the Foreign Affairs Secretariat, in cooperation with civil society,  has organized visits by Dreamers to Mexico.
  • Since its implementation in 2012, Mexico's consular network in the United States has handled more than 24,000 cases of young people who have requested the support of our consulates. Moreover, 11,477 events concerning migration options, equivalent to approximately eight events per day, have been organized.
  • This year alone, thanks to the IME Fellowship Program, Mexico will support 12,000 students wishing to continue their training and finish their basic education or even attend a community college or university.

Statistical data.

  • It is estimated that the US has a community of Mexican origin of more than 35 million people, of which 11.6 million were born in Mexico.
  • People of Mexican origin contribute 8% of the US GDP.
  • Approximately eight million US jobs depend on the economic activities of undocumented immigrants.
  • 1 in 25 US companies are owned by Mexican immigrants and generate annual revenues of $17 billion USD.
  • Between 1990 and 2012, the number of Hispanic and Mexican entrepreneurs quadrupled.
  • Today, 1 in every 10 Mexicans in the US has their own business.