Immigrant Detention In Mexico Spikes In 2014

By Roque Planas

Mexican authorities detained 117,491 undocumented immigrants in the first 11 months of 2014, marking a 43 percent jump from the same 11-month period a year before, according to government figures cited by Mexican news site Animal Político.

The sharp rise in immigrant detentions comes after a year in which illegal immigration from Central America through Mexico and into the United States spiked, causing an uproar in the U.S. Congress and prompting calls for Mexico to clamp down on its Southern border.

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Source: More Fitness

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