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Immigration: Two Sides of the Coin

Caravana Migrante The migration crisis on the US border, with Mexico and Central America is exacerbated due to the strict measures against this socio- political phenomenon and it is the Latin Americans who suffer most from these conditions since many are unaware of the laws and how the system works at the borders.

This fact is essential to know the immigration policy of the Trump administration, this happens because for the current government the immigration phenomenon is one of the central points of its state policy, and thats why  strengthened the scope of the operations at the bord. For example: in the last month the Border Patrol arrested 132,887 migrants and rejected the entry of 11,391 people not admitted when they arrived at the border, being the most part Mexicans, Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans.

Laws define the border crossing

Carla Provost, head of the US Border Patrol, mentioned to the press a few days ago that: “This year we have arrested more than 230,000 children who have been illegally brought to the country. That is unprecedented ”, so the figures are in favor of a government that has strengthened its practices against migrants from different parts of the world, placing the immigration problem as one of the must important.

Likewise the results of the operations against the wave of migrants have achieved their objective according to information from N.Y. Times, which indicates that the human group that is moving has dropped by a considerable 28%, likewise the authorities of the Customs and Border Protection Office indicate that at least 104,344 people crossed from Mexico in July, compared to 144,278 in May.

The other side of the coin.

On the other hand it is also fundamental indicate the reasons that make Mexican or Central American peoples travel in caravans to other lands because this have their explication in the lack of formal jobs, the flight of urban or political violence and the galloping growth of the population in their country of origin. This fact is sccording to a study by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) published in July this year.

However it is a fact the the massive flow of migrants to the United States is expected in the next months, and this figure can reach 900,000 including people from Honduras and Guatemala.

Thus, the agents of the Port Immigration Commission or CBP have reported that the system is broken and that it is in an absolute crisis due to the immense group of people moving from one place to another, which seeks to survive at any price.

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