Friday, March 31, 2023

Mexican immigrants lead to arrests in US

For the third year in a row, arrests of Mexican immigrants are higher than those of foreigners who are under so-called . make up northern triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras), when comparing the period from January to May.

The biggest fear of migrants in the first five months of this year by agents of customs and United States Border Security The citizens (CBP, for its abbreviation in English) were: 379 thousand 206, followed by Guatemalans, with 94 thousand 706; Honduran, 77,505, and Salvadoran, 38,665, which together add up to 210,876.

According to experts on migration issues consulted by EL Universal, violence, lack of job opportunities in the country and the economic crisis are driving a greater number of Mexicans to seek asylum. America, And they predict that 2022 will kick off with the highest number of civilian arrests by US agents in the past four years.

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Only last May, Mexican migrants led the list of arrests by CBP elements with 76,837, followed by Guatemalans with 21,382; Honduran, 19,491, and Salvador, 8,895.

Former Commissioner of National Institute of Migration (INM) Tonatiuh Guillen López, show that between May and June 2020, the inertia of relative stability maintained for more than 12 years in Mexican flows into the United States was broken.

“What we are seeing is the result of the economic crisis. And it is that population has returned to seek the traditional way we have had family income, immigrating to the United States. Since then, the flow has been increasing steadily”, he remarked.

The former officer assured that two years ago “we were about 20,000 monthly records that the border police had and in recent months more than 80,000 were shot. So, we went four times the flow and with that.” We easily outperformed any country in Central America and other countries.

He goes on to say that, despite border wall and Title 42, which allows the US government to expel irregular immigrants, “The need for people to seek alternatives is enormous, and the result is that we will see record-breaking month after month. The mobility of the people of Mexico is high.” The size is impressive. It is a growth without precedent”.

For Guillen Lopez, It is clear that the Mexican people curve will continue to rise, as he affirms that the country has “a serious problem for family income. And another new phenomenon in Mexico is the flow of internally displaced persons to the United States.” In other words, our crisis of violence and insecurity has prompted residents of Guerrero, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Zacatecas, Veracruz, Guanajuato and Chiapas to seek refuge in the neighboring country.


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It also highlights that the federal government is doing nothing to stop the migrant influx of Mexicans, as this is an issue it ignores.

Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service Mexico, Mr. priest Conrad Zapata, He remarked that in years past it was single men of productive age who tried to immigrate to America, but are now full families.

“What gets a lot of attention now is that it is no longer men who intend to cross the border. The profiles of those seeking to enter the United States randomly were young people of productive age. Not today, they are complete families, so they are extremely insecure. It is not the same for a man to try to cross the border to take his wife and children. It puts women and children at great risk and traumatizes them,” she says.

Avellino Meza, secretary of Fuerza Migrante, an organization based in New York, United States, insisted that the NGO he heads was pressuring the Mexican government headed by the president. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Managed to get work visas for Mexicans for six months. “We are working in both the US and Mexico to facilitate the Biden government work visas, to prevent more Mexicans from being detained.”

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