Sunday, December 28, 2014

Deportations from Mexico surge

The number of Central Americans deported by Mexico back to the Northern Triangle surged by 47% in 2014.  According to Guatemalan government statistics reported by El Universal, 107,199 migrants were deported by land from Mexico across its border with Guatemala.  Those deported included 43,000 Hondurans, 41,000 Guatemalans and 21,000 Salvadorans.  Almost all were trying to make the trek from Central America to enter the US.

Meanwhile the US continues to deport another 20,000 Salvadorans per year, with 6 full flights of deportees arriving every week at El Salvador's international airport.  



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