300,000 migrants deported to Mexico monthly, advocacy group says

SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — About 300,000 migrants are being deported or expelled from the U.S. into Mexico every month, according to Fuerza Migrante, a binational migrant advocacy group.

Avelino Meza, of Fuerza Migrante, describes it as “Mexicans who live in the exterior of Mexico, but function as a web coordinating organizations, activists, business people and community liaisons.”

“Every month 300,000 people are being sent back, these are official numbers,” Meza told Tijuana’s El Sol newspaper.

Border Report has reached out to the Department of Homeland Security asking for the number of people deported to Mexico every month and will update this story if that information is received.

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Meza told El Sol that many of the migrants who are being sent back decide to stay in border cities such as Tijuana, saturating shelters and tapping into public programs.

He also stated there is now a heavy concentration of migrants in Mexican southern states such as Chiapas, Puebla and Guanajuato.

“These states are seeing undocumented migrants settling in their cities, and it’s creating social problems all over Mexico.”

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Meza pointed out that the problems began during the Trump administration when large numbers of migrants were sent back or turned away at the border.

“The number of undocumented Mexicans trying to cross into the United States had dropped. (Instead) you were seeing more Central Americans arriving in caravans,” Meza said.

He says what’s driving migration now is the violence and lack of opportunities in Caribbean nations and certain states within Mexico.

“The number of Mexicans and Caribbeans attempting to get into the United States has steadily gone up, shelters in Tijuana are saturated due to heavy demand who can’t access asylum interviews through the CBP One application.”

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And according to Meza, misinformation is also a problem. He insists education programs have to be coordinated to teach migrants how to navigate the asylum and immigration process.

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