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8 States That Used To Be México

Today, they form what we call the "American Southwest". But at one point they were, in part or in whole, members of the Mexican Republic. Makes it kind of funny to think about the immigration issue when you realize how large a chunk of the US literally used to be Mexico.

Posted on May 5, 2016, at 12:08 p.m. ET

Texas

California

Nevada

Utah

Arizona

New Mexico

Colorado

Wyoming

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