Matt Potter 3 p.m., Oct. 1
Baja California received more than 25% of deportations in 2012 from U.S.
400,000 deported to Mexico last year, 126,000 to Baja California
The Instituto Nacional de Migración (National Migration Institute or INM) of Mexico released its estimates on the number of Mexicans deported from the United States in 2012, on Friday, August 16. Milenio reported on the statistics the following day, which estimate 400,000 persons were deported during the year back to Mexico.
The northwestern Mexican state of Baja California received the most deportations with 126,000. Tamaulipas, in the far northeast of the country, received 122,000.
Mexican border states have requested more cooperation from U.S. agencies when deporting criminals or large groups of people in recent years. Some cities, like Tijuana, are experiencing a high number of people living on the streets after being deported to the city.
In June, the U.S. resumed deportation flights to Mexico City which will return 260 deportees a week. The program aims to return a portion of those deported closer to their home states.
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