As data from the PewResearchCenter confirms, there has been a surge in illegal border crossings in October and November with the apprehension of people traveling as a family unit up 130% YoY.
As a new Trump administration prepares to enter the White House, after months of promises to crack down on illegal border crossings, new data emerges that seemingly confirms that the citizens in Mexico and Central America have taken him at his word.
As the chart below highlights, the total number of illegal migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in October and November 2016, including those traveling alone, was nearly 40% higher than any other year out of the past 5.
Pew also notes that the apprehension of Central Americans exceeded that of Mexicans for just the second time in history. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times also reported that 15,000 non-Latin American migrants, primarily Haitians, Africans and Asians, passed through the Mexican state of Baja California in 2016, a fivefold increase from 2015.
- Apprehensions dropped in 2015 due in part to increased immigration enforcement by the Mexican government at its southern border and internally.
- For those who are successful in crossing the border illegally, the Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. has a great plan for how you can avoid deportation.
- Historically, the number of apprehensions has spiked in the spring and early summer months, before dipping in the late summer, fall and winter months.
In fact, Ambassador Carlos Sada Solana has even expanded the hours of Mexican consulates in the United States to “better provide information and assistance” to concerned migrants ahead of Trump taking office on January 20th”.
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