With the pending inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, many Mexicans are self-deporting. Check out this story from VDare for more details:
The family and I just visited Mexico again for Christmas and there are even more signs Mexicans are already returning to their country.
On my last visit, I noticed there was a new station at the border crossing called Repatriaciones(repatriations). On this visit, we entered Mexico on December 19th, 2016, and I went to the same immigration station. The repatriations desk was actually in business and was taking “customers.” There were more changes as well. In fact, the counter where I obtain my permit had been moved and was actually right next door to the repatriations section. It is now called Repatriación Humana,which means “humane repatriation”. It’s subtitled México está contigo (“Mexico is with you”).
A sign in the Repatriación Humana section listed benefits for the repatriated: food and water, a document to prove they have returned, information and orientation to help them and temporary lodging.
Parts of the station had been re-organized and I noticed places where people could acquire a driver’s license and a CURP (Mexican identification document).
It looks as though these are designed for repatriated Mexicans who may have been in the U.S. for a long time.
Mexicans are Self-Deporting
It will be interesting to see how this develops. It had previously been reported that there are more Mexicans leaving the United States than entering. This is something we will be following closely in the opening weeks of Trump’s presidency.