Report: More Migrants Are Crossing The Border And 4 Out Of 10 Of Them Are Mexican

By Rodrigo Cervantes
Published: Monday, April 5, 2021 - 3:58pm
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MEXICO CITY — A recent report from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center using data from the U.S. Border and Customs Protection says migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are surging again. And Mexican nationals are accounting for a greater share of those detentions. 

The report says nearly 100,000 migrants were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in February. 

That marks the tenth month in a row of increased apprehensions and a return to levels in mid-2019, when detentions fell as a result of the pandemic.

The document says the number of Mexican migrants has also increased noticeably: around four in 10 of those apprehended at the southwestern border. 

Some Republicans blame the Biden administration for the migration increases after he reversed some immigration measures from the past administration.

Many analysts consider the situation has resulted from the regional economic damage of the pandemic, natural disasters in Central America, and violence and economic problems in Mexico.