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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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John Kitchin Aug. 21, 2013 @ 5:38 p.m.

The influx of something like 125,000 deportees a year into Tijuana causes intense problems regarding housing, employment, even food. Once upon a time, recently, deportees were taken to the nearest international airport to their homes in Mexico, but money is no longer available to do that. What is worse, most deportees are same due to criminal activity, as the US no longer deports most illegal immigrants. So, criminals are received daily in Tijuana, causing the city to become sort of like the movie "Escape From New York".

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