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Infographic | Apprehensions of Migrants Increasing in the United States and Mexico

Cecily Fasanella

Over the past 16 months, the United States has experienced a surge of migrants seeking to enter the country at its Southwest border. With this surge in the United States has also come an increase in migrants to Mexico - particularly unaccompanied minors from the Northern Triangle.

Over the past 16 months, the United States has experienced a surge of migrants seeking to enter the country at its Southwest border. While migrants have long sought sanctuary in the U.S. for a variety of reasons, experts have attributed recent increases in migrant flows to the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “You've got just a lot more people out of work and suffering because of the economic impact and that probably increases, surely increases, the pull factor,” said Mexico Institute Director Andrew I. Rudman. 

With this surge in the United States has also come an increase in migrants to Mexico - particularly unaccompanied minors from the Northern Triangle. In this infographic, the Mexico Institute explores these trends in apprehensions of unaccompanied minors from the Northern Triangle during 2020 and 2021. 

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Cecily Fasanella

Cecily Fasanella

Program Assistant, Mexico Institute
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The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more