4/24/2019 – Reuters
By Anthony Esposito
Mexico has returned 15,000 migrants in the past 30 days, a senior government official said on Tuesday, pointing to an uptick in deportations in the face of pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to stem the flow of people north.
Speaking at a news conference, Tonatiuh Guillen, head of the National Migration Institute, did not say where those people were returned to, but the majority of migrants moving through Mexico are from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Guillen said that 11,800 people had been returned in the first 22 days of April. That compares with 9,650 for all of April last year.