Thursday, April 5, 2007

US Increases Deportation of Guatemalans

Guatemala, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina)

Over 4,400 Guatemalans were deported from the United States during the first quarter of this year, according to figures revealed by Guatemala s General Immigration Office (DGM) on Wednesday.

This upward trend in repatriations has been seen since mid-2006, in the wake of the Washington s decision to intensify the measures against immigrants and build a wall along the Mexican border to curb immigration from the South. According to DGM, people deported included 3,762 men, 514 women and 192 children.

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