Mexico Steps Up Detentions and Deportations of Migrants

MEXICO CITY—Mexico improved detentions and deportations of migrants in March as the govt of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador techniques up law enforcement from a wave of illegal immigration that has made havoc for the Biden administration.

Detentions of Central American migrants jumped 32% to fifteen,800 in March from February, and extra than doubled compared with March of last yr, in accordance to details from Mexico’s immigration company shared with The Wall Road Journal.

Deportations rose sixty one% from February to 9,400 last month, and ended up up sixty five% from a yr earlier.

Mexican officers mentioned attempts from irregular migration are continuing in April soon after extra than a hundred and seventy,000 migrants ended up apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in March, the maximum number in fifteen decades. The number of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. border, most of them from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, strike a report.

The inflow of migrants, most of them fleeing poverty, unemployment and violence in their property countries, has led to overcrowding at shelters and confused U.S. immigration authorities, posing an early obstacle for President Joe Biden.