RPT: Mexico Deports More Central American Illegal Immigrants Than the U.S.
A new report by the Associated Press has found that Mexico now deports more Central American illegal immigrants than the United States.
On "Your World" today, Neil Cavuto said that Mexico has significantly increased the security on the southern border with at least 5,000 officers patrolling the area.
The Associated Press reported:
Between October and April, Mexico apprehended 92,889 Central Americans. In the same time period, the United States detained 70,226 "other than Mexican" migrants, the vast majority from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
That was a huge reversal from the same period a year earlier, when the wave of migrants and unaccompanied minors from Central America was building. From October 2013 to April 2014, the United States apprehended 159,103 "other than Mexicans," three times the 49,893 Central Americans detained by Mexico.
The difference is Mexico's new Southern Border Program, an initiative that included sending 5,000 federal police to the border with Guatemala and more border and highway checkpoints. Raids on migrants increased and authorities focused on keeping migrants off the northbound freight train known as "the Beast," on which many have suffered mutilation injuries.
Watch more in the video above.
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