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Central American Deportations Rose 583% in 2022’s First Quarter

Deportaciones de la Administración Biden a Centroamérica se elevan un 583 % en primer trimestre

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The Biden Administration’s deportations of Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Hondurans rose by 583.8 % at the end of the first quarter of 2022, according to data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) consulted Thursday by EFE.

The report states that between January and March 2022 the number of returnees for the Northern Triangle of Central America from the United States was 24,157 people, compared to the 3,533 computed in the same period of 2021.

Of this total number of returnees, 12,041 were men and 6,652 women, while boys reached 2,808 and girls 2,656.

Similarly, deportations from Mexico to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala rose by 38.1 %, from 20,558 cases in 2021 to 28,384 today.

Overall, repatriations of Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Hondurans rose 117.1%, from 24,250 cases in the first quarter of 2021 to 52,651 in the same months of 2022.

The report, which takes official figures, did not indicate the specific number of people who were returned to each of the countries that make up the so-called Central American Northern Triangle in the first quarter of the year.

In the cumulative registered between last January and February, deportations to El Salvador increased the most, by 276%, while for Guatemala they rose by 173.3% and for Honduras by 107.9%.

Every year, more than 500,000 people from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras attempt to migrate irregularly to the United States.

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