More than 450,000 Migrants Cross Mexican Territory Annually

Every year more than 450 thousand people, mainly Central Americans, annually cross the Mexican territory to the United States, it transcended here today.

Christopher Gascon, a representative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said that the agency of the United Nations (UN) implemented a program that addresses the return of Mexicans from the United States.

Only last year, more than 219,000 people returned, that is, an average of 600 daily, who are guaranteed the return to their communities.

When meeting with Ovalis Sarmad, IOM’s chief of staff, and members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, he said that Mexico’s challenge is to guarantee the citizens returning to the country their full integration and contribution to economic development.

By its part, Sarmad indicated that currently, there is a total of 240 million migrants, who together generate nine percent of the Gross Domestic Product on a global scale, which represents about 2.3 billion dollars per year.

He emphasized that migration is a phenomenon that no nation escapes; the 193 UN member states agreed to adopt the New York Declaration on September 19, 2018, to achieve a system to ensure decent and fair treatment of those who are in this condition.