In 2014 The Mexican Government Established A “Southern Border Program” To Enforce Illegal Immigration From Central America Into The United States; Mexico Has Since Detained Hundreds Of Thousands Of Migrants

 In Immigration, Mexico Wall   Last Updated: April 7, 2018

In 2014 the Mexican government announced a new ‘Southern Border Program’ aimed at increasing apprehensions and deportations of migrants from Central America and other parts of the world destined for the U.S.”

During the first two full calendar years of the program (2015 and 2016), Mexican authorities apprehended 198,141 and 186,216 migrants respectively (data for 2017 and 2018 is not yet available).  Apprehensions were predominately of Central American origin.



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Adam Isacson, Maureen Meyer, and Hannah Smith. "MEXICO’S SOUTHERN BORDER Security, Central American Migration, and U.S. Policy." Washington Office on Latin America (, 15 June 2017. Report. 07 April 2018.
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