There is a small Polish diaspora in Mexico. According to the 2005 census, there were roughly 971 Polish citizens living in Mexico. Furthermore, by the estimate of the Jewish community, there may be as many as 15,000 descendants of Jewish migrants from Poland living in Mexico.
The first Poles arrived in Mexico during the years prior to World War II. In 1943, a group of about 1,400 Polish refugees founded the Colonia Santa Rosa in Leon, Guanajuato, the first Polish school in Mexico.