Mexico Deports Nearly 50,000 Central Americans

Fox News Latino, January 3, 2012

A total of 46,716 Central Americans were deported from Mexico between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30, 2011, said the National Migration Institute (INM).

The majority of the migrants—41,215—were men and nearly half, some 23,560, were from Guatemala, the INM said in a statement.

All of the migrants were deported in an “easy, orderly, dignified and safe” manner, the INM said.

The Central Americans who were returned to their countries accounted for 74 percent of the foreigners processed at Mexican immigration facilities.

The remaining foreigners were either given asylum, granted humanitarian visas or sent home using different repatriation systems, the INM said.

An estimated 300,000 Central Americans undertake the hazardous journey across Mexico each year on their way to the United States.


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  • Morgan

    I guess the Mexicans don’t like being flooded with immigrants. I hope the irony isn’t lost on them.

  • Anonymous

    As much as it hurts and as much as we want to accuse Mexico of hypocrisy in the border-crossing games, we have to acknowledge that in fact most of the people they deported were most likely just passing through on their way to LA, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, etc. For half of Central America, Mexico is like the Atlanta or Chicago airports – it’s not your final destination but you almost always have to go through it to get to where you really want to go.

    I recently learned that about ten to twelve percent of El Salvador moved to the US in the twenty years or so. Now, granted, it doesn’t have a huge population but still – ten or twelve percent???? That means that around a third of the country has a relative in the US – and that means “family reunification” for years to come. Remind me – when did we have this national discussion about importing a chunk of El Salvador (and Hmong, and Haiti, and Somalia, and …and….and…)? Wait, what? We didn’t? Oh, silly me.  

    • greg thomas

      There’s no doubt much truth to what you say Jack, which is why a reasonable person might conclude mexico deports illegals in an effort to protect their market here in the United States. They do not want illegal Salvadorians and Guatemalans competing with their invading brethren here in the US for jobs and other generous social benefits their country depends on in the way of remittances each year.
       Mexico has worked long and hard to undermine, neuter and render useless our immigration laws, via hispanic “immigrant rights” groups/activists, la raza and fellow brethren in positions of power in this country; with a loyality to mexico and their ethnicity foremost. They meddle at every opportunity to ensure our immigration laws are not enforced against their invading hordes. Mexico is willing to use whatever means necessary to ensure only mexicans breech our southern border and find their way to the promise land.

  • Anonymous

    Mexico for Mexicans, and America for Mexicans!

    (Please note my sarcasm.)

  • Mexico has to deport them, they get in the way of Mexicans in the race for the US border.