If Deporting Central Americans is ‘Racist,’ Then Mexico is Pure Evil According to New Statistics
Resistance in America to deporting illegal immigrants of the recent surge at the border often revolve around accusations of xenophobia and racism, but if that’s the case, then Mexico’s got a really bad case of both. As reported at Buzzfeed, our neighbor to the South has been absolutely voracious about deporting Central Americans, including unaccompanied minors, to their home countries:
Mexican officials have deported more than 13,000 of the 14,000 undocumented, unaccompanied minors who have been caught at Mexico’s southern border, a rate significantly higher than in the United States, according to government sources familiar with the situation.
Additionally, Mexican authorities have deported more than 64,000 of the estimated 69,000 adults that have been detained along their southern border this year.
Those numbers stand in stark contrast to the deportation of minor immigrants from the United States: None of the more than 60,000 Central American minors detained this year have been deported.
According to a Department of Homeland Security spokesman, those minors — who are estimated to total as many as 90,000 by year’s end — must first make their way through the legal system, which has seen significant backlogs, because they qualify to apply for asylum status.
That means they have deported 93% of unaccompanied minors, and of adults apprehended illegally crossing into Mexico.
But that also means that if 14,000 unaccompanied minors were caught in Mexico, and we expect as many as 90,000, then at the very least, Mexican officials are catching far less than 14% of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing into their country from Central America.
But at least they’re deporting them back. Somehow I doubt this statistic will enter into the minds of those accusing border control advocates of racism and xenophobia.
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