Mexico Increases Migrant Deportations to Guatemala

By Jason Peña on September 6, 2019

The summer months in Mexico have witnessed large increases and improvements of border security, interior enforcement, and deportations of migrants. So far, Mexico has experienced a large increase in deportations of Central American migrants in 2019.

According to a spokesman for the Guatemalan Migration Institute, the latest numbers for 2019 indicate that roughly 102,314 Central American migrants from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua have been deported from Mexico to Guatemala — a 63 percent increase compared to January through August 2018, when Mexico deported approximately 62,746 migrants.

The table below has the breakdown of deportations by country of origin in 2019.

of Origin
Approximate Number of Migrant
Deportations by Nationality
From Mexico to Guatemala for 2019
Honduras 54,037
Guatemala 34,430
El Salvador 12,317
Nicaragua 1,530

Additionally, between January and August of this year, deportations of Guatemalans from the United States saw an 8 percent increase compared to the same period in 2018.