Salvador has been exiled more than 20,000 in 2018, 7.8% less than in 2017. According to DGME records, among the reasons that motivate irregular migration are the search for better living conditions, family reunification, and violence
The number of Salvadorans deported, mainly from the United States and Mexico, exceeded 20,000 so far in 2018, 7.8 percent less than in the same period of 2017, the General Directorate of Immigration and Foreigners reported today. Salvador (DGME).
The source indicated that the United States deported between January and October 16 to 11,871 Salvadorans, Mexico to 8,224 and 84 were returned from other countries, which were not detailed, to total 20,179 returnees.
The institution argued that these deportations represent a decrease of 7.8 percent over the same period of 2017, when 21,907 deportations were registered, without detailing the circumstances that have triggered the decline.
The Undersecretary of State for Consular Affairs of the US, Carl Risch, highlighted on July 24 that Salvador is the only country in the Northern Triangle of Central America to record a drop in irregular migration to the North American country.
“El Salvador is the only country in the Northern Triangle that has seen a reduction in illegal migration this year, it is almost 50 percent less than in 2017,” Risch told a press conference at the US embassy in Salvadoran territory.
According to DGME records, among the reasons that motivate irregular migration are the search for better living conditions, family reunification, and violence.
The Central American nation is one of the most violent countries in the world with rates of 103, 81.7 and 60 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively, crimes attributed mainly to gangs.
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