Payback: Mexico City Doesn’t Want US Migrants, Especially From NY, Cali

At a glance

  • The number of tourists and remote workers from Silicon Valley, New York City and other U.S. cities to Mexico spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, which normalized working from home. Mexico also remained largely open to foreign travel, unlike Asia and Europe.
  • But locals have begun to push back at the newcomers transforming some of Mexico City’s most treasured neighborhoods into “expat enclaves.”



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