Illegal immigrant deportation flights to Mexico City scaled back

The Los Angeles Times, 10/2/12

A U.S. pilot program designed to deport illegal immigrants by flying them to Mexico City will operate for only two months this year and involve 20 flights, a significant
scaling-back of what was billed as a humanitarian effort to avoid deporting people to violent border regions…

“This type of collaborative effort to protect migrants and limit recruitment for
organized crime is an important tool,” said Christopher Wilson, an associate at
the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. “This is an effective way to deal with this humanitarian crisis, in which migrants are dumped in parts of northern Mexico that are not all safe.”

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