Mexico increases deportation of Central Americans

This year Mexico is expected to deport more Central Americans than the United States, according to a report by the Migration Policy Institute.

The report also says Mexico’s deportation has increased during 2015 when it’s expected 70% more Central American deportations will be processed compared to 2014.

In a drastic decrease, it is expected that the US apprehension of illegal immigrants will be down 50% compared to 2014.

According to the report, Mexico has apprehended 173,000 Central Americans compared to 110,000 reported by border control.

Last year Mexico deported six times the number of unaccompanied Central American children than the United States, and it is expected that number will double this year to 12 times more than the U.S.

The Mexican government came under pressure last year by the U.S to help stop the flow of immigrants from Mexico’s southern border as people made their way to the United States. For years Mexico had largely ignored the problem despite the increase in rapes and kidnappings associated with the migration.

The report indicates the need to address violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, which is the primary reason for migration to the north.

“Balanced approaches to regional migration dynamics must include ways not just to shift the flows, but to deflate the pressures that cause them,” the Migration Policy Institute report stated.

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