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Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; eli@elikantorlaw.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com


Monday, July 18, 2022

More Mexicans Than Central Americans Stopped at US Border

Expulsions to Mexico drove up rate of repeat crossing attempts More Mexicans than Central Americans found every month of 2022 ByMaya Averbuch In this article 2107533D US CUSTOMS Private Company Mexican migrants attempting to cross into the US without adequate documentation outnumbered those from Central America in the first six months of this year, a reversal after a slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. US Customs and Border Protection encountered Mexican migrants 66,557 times in June, 15% more than Central Americans from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, according to data released Friday. The officials have had 627,764 encounters with Mexicans since October, versus 655,594 for the 12 months through September 2021. Southwest Border Encounters The foreign population US border officials detect most often has changed Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Bloomberg *Data measures number of encounters; an individual can be counted multiple times. The US government’s policy of expelling undocumented migrants on its southern border to Mexico during the pandemic also boosted the frequency that migrants attempted to recross into the US. Of the 207,416 encounters along the US Southwest border in June, 26% of individuals had previously come into contact with border officials in the last 12 months, according to the statement from CBP on Friday. That number was closer to 15% in the past. In June, 44% of people who CBP encountered at the border were processed for expulsion under the health law known as Title 42, which is intended to curb the spread of communicable disease. The law has sparked controversy for its prolonged use under the current US administration. “The only way to address the migration crisis is doing it jointly with Mexico,” U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar said Friday. “We need them to participate with us, an effort that has many different pieces.” For more information, contact us at: http://www.beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com/index.html

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