. . .The Associated Press reported that Mexican government data showed a spike of 40 percent during the first quarter of 2018 over the same period last year. From January to March, 53,764 Mexicans were deported, according to the data . . .
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol apprehended nearly 311,000 illegal immigrants in 2017 overall and has taken more than 215,000 into custody this year to date, according to statistics released Wednesday.
The Border Patrol stopped nearly 200,000 inadmissibles from entering the country illegally during the president’s first year in office, down from about 275,000 in 2016 . . .
Immigrant advocacy groups have criticized the Trump administration for its stance on immigration, but now Mexican officials are being condemned for not doing more to help reassimilate deportees back into its country.
“Mexico’s neglect of reintegration isn’t new; the same was true after mass deportations during the Great Depression,” Alexandra Delano Alonso wrote recently in an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times. “Still, the current wave of deportations has been underway for years, and the needs of the thousands of people returning each week are clear. They need identification, housing, education, job placement and physical and mental health services.” (Read more from “Deportations from the U.S. to Mexico Have Jumped in 2018” HERE)