17 October 2021 – 17:51
Mexico City, Oct 17 (EFE) .- The Mexican National Institute of Migration (INM) reported this Sunday that it has attended 181,064 nationals repatriated from the United States from January to October 14, an increase of almost 18% compared to the same 2020 period.
With these data, the number of Mexicans repatriated from the United States is close to the total for all of 2020, when the INM received 184,402 compatriots.
The number of Mexicans returned from the United States so far in 2021 is also almost 3% higher than in the first 10 months of 2019, when the INM served 176,204.
“Of the total of nationals, adults are 145,274 men and 17,193 women. While 18,597 are minors, of which 14,615 were unaccompanied,” the INM detailed in a statement.
The figures are reported amid a record migratory flow to the United States, whose US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has “found” more than 1.5 million illegal immigrants on the border with Mexico in the past. going from fiscal year 2021.
Of the total reported in the period, from October 2020 to August 2021, more than a third are Mexican, representing just over 595,000 of the interceptions, according to the CBP.
The INM report does not clarify whether the Mexicans it has received faced deportation after years of living in the United States or after arrest at the border.
The main point of return of migrants has been Baja California, in the northwest of the country, where 93,325 nationals have returned.
They are followed by Sonora with 26,715 and Tamaulipas with 20,864.
The agency also listed Coahuila (15,582), Chihuahua (12,317), Mexico City (3,484), Jalisco (3,322), Tabasco (2,417), Querétaro (1,236), Michoacán (1,167) and Puebla (635).
“This immigration authority has a repatriation program that provides Mexican returnees from the United States and Canada with dignified treatment with respect for their human rights,” said the INM, which depends on the Ministry of the Interior (Segob).
The government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to establish programs to welcome migrants who return from the United States, identified as “countrymen.”
“In collaboration with other agencies of the Government of Mexico, (the INM) implements actions aimed at the reincorporation of countrymen to national development, promoting the assessment of their skills and promoting their incorporation into the productive market,” the statement concluded. EFE
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