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Trump Wrong on Mexico’s Migrant Apprehensions

In fiscal year 2018, Mexico apprehended 110,000 migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and over the previous four fiscal years the total was more than 500,000. Yet, President Donald Trump said that for the “first time” in “decades” Mexico “has been starting to apprehend a lot of people at their southern border coming in” from those countries.

The Mexico apprehension figures were compiled by the Migration Policy Institute from . This chart, , compares apprehensions by the U.S. and Mexico of migrants from the three so-called Northern

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