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August 27, 2014

Immigration and Deportation Update: Mexican Authorities Deported More Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors than US
By Michael Oleaga

Mexican officials are reportedly deporting unaccompanied undocumented children at a higher rate than the United States. Mexican authorities have deported over 13,000 of the 14,000 undocumented minors who traveled without a parent or guardian and were caught entering Mexico from Central America. Meanwhile, more than 60,000 unaccompanied, undocumented children in the United States have yet to be deported. A Department of Homeland Security spokesman explained that the undocumented children in the U.S. have to be processed through the country's legal system, but as Latin Post reported, the immigration courts have a backlog of cases. According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, the average immigration case in the U.S. can take 520 days to complete. The Department of Justice noted that the nation's immigration courts have a backlog of 375,373 cases, approximately 50,000 more cases than in 2012.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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