Mexico restarts the deportation of migrants in the northern part of the country.

The movement for now is internal where migrants are forced to move south.

Mexico restarts the deportation of migrants in the northern part of the country.

The government of Mexico has restarted the deportations of migrants who are settled in the northern territory of the country with the intention of crossing the border into the United States. For now, the movement is internal, where migrants are forced to move to the south of Mexico, as the National Institute of Migration (INM) still lacks funds to manage massive deportations by plane.

The majority of internal transfers have been carried out from the state of Coahuila, particularly in Piedras Negras, a border city saturated with immigrants. From there, several flights to Villahermosa, Tabasco, were conducted, transferring about 1,000 migrants. With a total of eight flights in recent days, the operation involves authorities from all three levels of government and is part of a special effort to address the migratory phenomenon in Coahuila.

According to reports from local media, the flights and land transfers are part of commitments made by Mexican authorities. Furthermore, the upcoming visit of the U.S. Secretary of National Security, Alejandro Mallorcas, and the Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, to Mexico poses a scenario where the Mexican government needs to show progress in containing irregular migration.

The current situation of the migrants and the caravans in motion generates significant media attention. Since last Sunday, a caravan of migrants left from Tapachula with about five thousand migrants, and in just a few hours, the group already grew to more than 11 thousand citizens from various countries, including Cuba, aiming to reach the south of the U.S.

FOX News journalist Bill Melugin contacted sources within the Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English), who revealed to him that “there have already been more than 730,000 migrant encounters at the southern border since October 1st,” the date marking the start of the fiscal year 2024.

The figure is greater than the larger population of the city of Denver, and all of this has occurred in less than three months. December is on track to set the record for the highest number of migrants entering through the border, where it is estimated that there is a ratio of 200 migrants for every CBP officer.

NEW: CBP sources tell FOX there have already been over 730,000 migrant encounters at the southern border since Oct. 1st, a population size bigger than the city of Denver arriving at the southern border in less than 3 months. December on pace to set highest month ever recorded. — Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) December 26, 2023