25% less Mexicans are being repatriated from the U.S.

The number of Mexicans who return to the country is virtually equal to the number of those who decide to emigrate
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30/12/2017
16:40
Notimex
Mexico City
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In 2017, 156,157 Mexicans have been repatriated from the United States, a figure that represents 25% less than in 2016, announced Gabriela García Acoltzi director of the Somos Mexicanos program.

The Ministries of the Interior and Foreign Affairs launched Somos Mexicanos: Aquí Tienes las Puertas Abiertas (We Are Mexicans: You have the doors open here) to strengthen policies oriented towards social reintegration of Mexicans repatriated from the U.S.

The goal of the program is to strengthen the social reintegration of Mexicans repatriated to the country, as well as their social and cultural ties with Mexico while ensuring a dignified, productive and beneficial, return.

On Twitter, Somos Mexicanos wrote in Spanish: "Somos Mexicanos aids repatriates to be integrated into the productive and social life of Mexico."
 

Gabriela García Acoltzi emphasized that the program assisted people who accepted repatriation voluntary, particularly people who choose to return to Mexico before having a detention process.

It should be noted that there are 12 repatriation locations in the country, where specific services are being provided.
 

According to We Are Mexicans, after the recession that shocked the world economy in 2009, migration flows between Mexico and the United States reached net zero. This means that the number of Mexicans who return to the country is virtually equal to the number of those who decide to emigrate.

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