Government of Mexico intercepts 89% more migrants in the first quarter of 2022

Government of Mexico intercepts 89% more migrants in the first quarter of 2022

The data also shows a year-on-year increase of 71.9% in intercepted minors, going from 6,555 from January to March 2021 to 11,271 this year.

The main origins of the migrants presented or channeled before the immigration authorities were Guatemala and Honduras, each with 23.9% of the total.

They were followed by Cuba (15.9%), Nicaragua (9.8%), El Salvador (7.8%), Colombia (5.9%) and the rest of other unspecified countries (12.7%).

Almost a third of the interceptions occurred in Chiapas, a state on the border with Guatemala, where 24,294 migrants were detained, almost 96% more than in the same period in 2021.

Baja California, on the northern border of the country, continued with 8,668 intercepted migrants, and Veracruz, a state that connects the southern entities with those of the north, with 6,658.

Likewise, deportations increased by 9.2% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, with 26,131 “foreigners returned by the Mexican immigration authority”, compared to 23,940 in the same period of 2021.

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