Dramatic increase in Mexican deportations of Central American migrants
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Dramatic increase in Mexican deportations of Central American migrants

Mexico has deported 79 percent more people from Central America’s Northern Triangle in the first four months of 2015 than it did during the same period a year earlier.

Data from Mexico’s National Immigration Institute show that 51,565 immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were deported between January and April, up from 28,736 during the same period in 2014.

Deportation of Guatemalans was up 124 percent, followed by Salvadorans at 79 percent and Hondurans at 40 percent.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday expressed its “concern over stepped-up actions reportedly being taken against migrant persons” that were put in place after Mexico initiated its Southern Border Plan last year under pressure from the United States.

Associated Press