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Exclusive: Asylum applications in Mexico surge after Trump election win

Original story at Reuters• 19 mentions • 6 months ago

Reuters 6 months ago

 
MEXICO CITY The number of people applying for asylum in Mexico has soared by more than 150 percent since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president, according to Mexican data, as more Central American migrants seek to stay rather than take their chances in the United States. Between November 2016 and March, Mexico's refugee agency, COMAR, received 5,421 asylum applications, up from 2,148 over the same period in 2015 and 2016. The number of detentions along the southwestern U.S. border has fallen about 4 percent over the same five-month period, as Trump's tough immigration proposals sent a chill through migrant communities.
 
 
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19 Apr
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