The United States on the verge of breaking its historical record of arrests on the border with Mexico

MEXICO CITY.- The United States is about to break a historical record of migrant detentions on its border with Mexico.

Without still counting those arrested in September, the month with which its fiscal year 2021 closes, the authorities have made more than 1.5 million 540 thousand arrests of undocumented migrants on the border with Mexico, according to records from the Border Patrol.

That figure is only 103 thousand apprehensions from surpassing the historical record of the year 2000, when more than one million 643 thousand cases were counted.

It would also surpass the 1986 record, the second highest, with more than 1,615,000.

Experts attribute the migratory wave to severe crises in Central American and Mexican territory.

The political, economic and social situation is affecting Central America, especially Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. It is not possible to continue living there, ”said Leisy Abrego, a researcher on immigration issues at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Joe Biden’s administration would surpass the 1986 record, the second highest, with more than 1,615,000.

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The Government of Mexico recognized the decision of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, to establish October 11 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and considered that such actions contribute to the recognition of the right of self-determination of indigenous peoples.

In a pronouncement, the director of the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (INPI), Adelfo Regino, applauded the decision of the United States Government in admitting the grievances committed against indigenous nations, their heritage and contributions.

For INPI, recognizing the important sacrifices made by US indigenous peoples and the history of grievances and atrocities inflicted by many European explorers against tribal nations and indigenous communities is a position that must be recognized.

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