Monday, June 5, 2023

Repatriation of Mexican minors from the US up 9.8%

According to statistics from the Immigration Policy, Registration and Identification Unit of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob), during the first quarter of this year, the number of minors repatriated from the United States to Mexico increased by 9.85%; Since between January and March 2023, 7,636 events were registered; While 6,951 were registered in the first three months of 2022.

The unit of origin of repatriated minors with the majority of cases is Chiapas, which added 1,130 incidents in the indicated time period.

The state is followed by Guerrero with 1,035 repatriation incidents; Tamaulipas, with 816; Chihuahua adds 590, and Oaxaca, which has recorded 541 incidents of minors repatriated from the neighboring country to the north so far in 2023.

Monthly Summary

According to data from the Immigration Policy, Registration and Identity Unit, this 2023 was the month with the most returnees to the United States for children and adolescents in our country, with a record 3,338 (870 females and 2,468 males) last March.

In second place was February with 2,369 (1,931 males and 438 females), while January, with 1,929 (1,572 males and 357 females), is the month of 2023 with the lowest number of minors returning to the country.

Out of a total of 7,636 incidents in the first quarter of the year, 5,971 incidents involved male minors and 1,665 involved females.

In 80% (6,137) of repatriation incidents in 2023, minors were between the ages of 12 and 17.

For their part, 20% (1,499) were between 0 and 11 years old, according to Segob data.

Unaccompanied minors

This year’s statistics show that in 5,293 repatriation incidents, Mexican minors were not accompanied by adults, meaning 69.3% of the total.

Of this amount, 98.8% occurred among minors aged 12 to 17; While only 1.2% of these records were in the age group of boys and girls aged 0 to 11 years.

Whereas, 2,343 records (30.7% of the total) were presented in infants entering the Mexican Republic, with no.

Of this percentage of repatriates, the majority of incidents (61.4%) occurred among adolescents aged 12 to 17 years; While 38.6% were registered in boys and girls in the age group of 0 to 11 years.

Return points

According to information from the Migration Policy Unit, there are 12 repatriation points for Mexican men and women since 2015. In the first quarter of the year, registering the most incidents is Nogales, Sonora, with 2,089.

Behind it is the repatriation point in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, with 1,635 incidents; The next with the 1,131 re-admission record is Tijuana in Baja California. While in Tamaulipas, Nuevo Laredo recorded 747 and Reynosa recorded 713 events.

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