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500% rise in African migrants coming to U.S. through Mexico

Staff Writer |
In the first eight months of 2015, Mexico registered 1,513 citizens from African countries, but in 2016, for the same period, 7,366 people were registered.

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In only one year, Mexican authorities recorded a 500 percent increase of African migrants and refugees crossing the country toward the U.S. border, reported La Jornada Sunday.

African migrants usually start their perilous trip in Brazil, according to Mexican officials, and cross Central Mexico up to the northern border.

They are given a 20-day reprieve to either leave the country or legalize their status in Mexico, with most choosing to leave. The measure has been a temporary solution as the federal government has so far failed to reach an agreement with neighboring countries.

Between January and August 2015, the INM registered 1,513 citizens from African countries, but in 2016—for the same period—7,366 people were registered.


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