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American Immigration Council
September 2017

Deportations in the Dark: Lack of Process and Information in the Removal of Mexican Migrant
By Sara Campos, Esq., and Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D.

The failure of U.s. officials to inform on asylum rights is particularly troubling because Mexican nationals—the population surveyed—constitute a large proportion of the deported population. In recent years, the number of asylum seekers from Mexico has increased dramatically, rising 408 percent from 2005 to 2016. Asylum grant rates for Mexicans remain somewhat low at 10.4 percent, though there is reason to believe that high denial rates are tied to a lack of legal representation.

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