Despite Bluster Of The Left, Mexican Deportations Have Actually Plunged Under Trump

Despite the non-stop bluster from the Left, including fairly regular on-air meltdowns by CNN's Ana Navarro which began with her now infamous prediction on election night of 2016 that the "Latino vote would defeat Donald Trump"...a prediction which she shared just hours before his election mind you...the latest data from the Interior Ministry of Mexico would suggest that Mexicans living in the U.S. have less to fear from a Trump administration than they did under Obama.

In fact, per the chart below, average monthly repatriations of Mexican citizens from the United States are down roughly 28% from February - November 2017 compared the same period the previous year under Obama.  In aggregate, Obama deported 190,588 Mexican citizens during that time period compared to 137,994 under Trump.

Mexican Repatriations

Of course, as Bloomberg notes, some portion of the reduced deportations is likely the result of fewer apprehensions at the border, a fact which is generally attributed to Trump's views on border security.

An ICE report of data through early October showed that removals of Mexican nationals were down, but administrative arrests of all immigrants were up 30 percent in fiscal year 2017. It concludes that the decrease in removal numbers overall compared to fiscal year 2016 was primarily due to about 17 percent fewer migrants apprehended at the border.

“For Mexicans who enter illegally, effective tools like expedited removal have led to increased deterrence, which has impacted entry levels," Tyler Q. Houlton, acting press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, said in an email response to questions.

"Sweet, sweet justice" indeed...


ShortTheUS Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:45 Permalink

Trump has stated many times that he LOVES Mexicans and Hispanics.

It's the FAKE NEWS that somehow twists that into "TRUMP HATES MEXICANS AND HISPANICS"

MK13 IH8OBAMA Sun, 12/31/2017 - 09:20 Permalink

Agree. Fake news followed by a bunch of paid Soros bots.

There are less illegals trying to cross. And counting if deportations aren't made up like half the things under Obozos administration to appear like he's doing his job while killing the country.

One more administration like Obozo - KamalaHarris - and this country is done. 

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toady TBT or not TBT Sat, 12/30/2017 - 22:20 Permalink

Not just illegals, but racism all the way around. I've had dozens of these debates now, over and over, and no one can ever tell me a hardened, debate-resistant time that Trump has said anything outside current norms that is racist/sexist/any other ist that you can come up with...

I'm not a big Trump supporter, in fact I find most of his comments inane and juvenile. And sure, he does cross a few lines (grab them by the pussy, Mexican rapists, etc) but it's not like I haven't heard worse on the street, or even from other presidents (lbj with hus nigger this and nigger that, Nixon's nearly psychotic watergate tapes...)

Ask any Hillary lover what Trump did and/or said wrong during that Charlottesville fiasco and watch their heads explode.... They got nothing...

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Fed Supporter ReturnOfDaMac Sun, 12/31/2017 - 12:43 Permalink


I'll bet you your soul that if you sincerely seek God and ask Him to reveal himself you in a special way, He will.  The problem with most unbelievers is they really don't want to have to serve or be accountable to God.  Most people choose to be their own god or to serve other things in their life.  If they only knew that Jesus' burden was light and the peace that surpasses understanding is to be gained they would be surprised.


Matthew 7:7-12New International Version (NIV)

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.


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ReturnOfDaMac Fed Supporter Sun, 12/31/2017 - 15:22 Permalink

What is it with you people?  I don't ever want to join your cult, it is highly likely that I know your buyBul better than you. 

How much of it do you really practice?  Other than trying to grow the cult members how may poor have you helped?  How many hungry have you ever fed?  Did you sell all of your valuables and take up the cause, like Christ's disciples did? Do you treat your fellow man with love and respect (regardless of his lot, color, creed, background)?


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Creative_Destruct heavens-door Sat, 12/30/2017 - 23:41 Permalink

"An ICE report....concludes that the decrease in removal numbers overall compared to fiscal year 2016 was primarily due to about 17 percent fewer migrants apprehended at the border."

Simple deterrence. 

And speaking of have the "upgrades" thus far ZHedge has made to the boards "improved" posting here? Perhaps the upgrades aren't done, but so far I don't care for the changes. Without further improvement this might "deter" more frequent posting here. 

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swmnguy TuPhat Sun, 12/31/2017 - 10:33 Permalink

The issue with the site locking up on use of up or down arrows had to do with which plug-ins in which browser you were using.  I had three computers using slightly different combinations of browser and ad-blocking and script-blocking plug-ins.  On two the site worked fine; on the third it was a mess, locking up all the time.  A little trial and error solved the issues.

The site worked OK on an Android phone, but only if using the Brave browser.  Which has enough of its own issues I only use it to look at ZH.

Still and all, it's a matter of content and community.  If you find both to be irreplaceable, you deal with the technical issues.  If it's not worth the hassle, there's your decision for you.

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BrownCoat toady Sun, 12/31/2017 - 09:19 Permalink

@ toady,

"but racism all the way around."

I'm not sure how to change a Cultural Marxist's perspective, but I do know you cannot used NewSpeak words (like racism and gender). These words have been redefined. Racist is just a name-calling slur. I made a conscious effort to discriminate after realizing that Left-wing ideology embraces bigotry. My discrimination is based on personal experience. The Left use bigotry to marginalize their enemies.

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MK13 BrownCoat Sun, 12/31/2017 - 09:26 Permalink

I think those with a brain discriminate - and they always will - they buy goods that they value.

But it's time to take it a notch up. It's time to vote economically. Don't visit liberal cities and states. Avoid businesses selling shillism of globalism, white privilege, BLMism. New tax law has taken the game up a notch, its time to finish it.

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Anteater TBT or not TBT Sun, 12/31/2017 - 03:48 Permalink

Whatever you say, hoss. And you used to walk a mile uphill

both ways to school in the snow, too, right?


As far as Trump is concerned, the only difference between

'illegals' and 'legals' is legals are paying human traffickers

and money launderers $30,000 a head for a visa, and the

illegals are just free-loaders in America Inc.


When Don Jr said he only talked with the Russian lawyer

about 'adoptions' of underage Ukraine orphans, even the

news media put apostrophe's around 'adoption'. Everyone

knows the hotel:casino empires make their profits from

money-laundering and underage human-trafficking.


And Trump Casinos have already been convicted of it!

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Faeriedust Anteater Sun, 12/31/2017 - 09:19 Permalink

Actually, I DID walk a mile uphill to high school, by choice.  The buses were too damned dangerous and I hated being hostage to a driver who might  or might not show up at the same time any particular day.  By walking I took control of the situation.

Oh, and I did it in high heels and platforms, too, often miniskirts by my mother's insistence (I preferred midis and maxis).  Seventies, you know.

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takeaction ShortTheUS Sat, 12/30/2017 - 22:01 Permalink

I have been arguing with boneheads over on Breitbart......they keep saying "Build the wall" on and on. And when I offer the True facts as I see them....they get pissed. This is what I posted...

The government does NOT want to stop this mess....Just like the War on Drugs, War on Terror...etc.  Our government thrives on perpetual boogie men and wars.  Any teenager with a brain could handle this problem.

Let me give it a go.....

Okay...Am I a genius? I don't think so, but I can problem solve.  What if we had a national ID system with E-Verify.  All employees as well as ANY worker needs to be checked before they are paid.  Landscapers, Babysitters, as well as any new employee at any business.  You type in their name and a few vital statistics and then you are issued an "Approval" form that you keep in the employees file.  And if it is for a babysitter....or kids mowing the just put that in a file like a tax receipt.  This system is not designed to check for taxes withheld...or anything like that...It is for 1 thing.  E-VERIFY that you are a citizen.  That is it and are legal to get paid.  First time you violate this....ANYONE....$10,000 fine.  Second time $25K....then $50K.  If you have the approval printout your safe.  If you don't get the are at risk of the fine.  Thats it...and this must be enforced.  100% ENFORCEMENT.    This would HALT all would make them run for the border out of here because work would vaperize....and that is that.   IT is the same theory as the city that had a problem with transients on the freeway offramps begging with signs....don't go after the transients....they don't give a shit...The city made it a $500 fine for handing anything from your car.  Problem solved... 


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DeathMerchant takeaction Sat, 12/30/2017 - 22:22 Permalink

During the Eisenhower administration when close to 1 million illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico, were deported under Operation Wetback, some very stiff resistance came from the same groups of assholes that are resisting it now. Companies like Tyson Foods and many others who have businesses that depend on people doing some nasty, shitty work with long hours and low pay. The US Chamber of Commerce is also a big supporter of illegal alien labor. So the rest of us and our families have to pay the various prices of third world invaders so these big business assholes can thrive. Delve deep into any person in either house of congress and you will find some sort of connection to a business or entity that profits from illegal alien labor.

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dirty fingernails DeathMerchant Sat, 12/30/2017 - 23:02 Permalink

This ^. This is why the simple solution of going after employers with hefty fines will never happen. It's no secret that the agricultural sector is where they predominantly are employed. I'm ok with significantly higher food prices. Farmers deserve more $ and we need more farmers and more people living closer to the ground and not living in shoeboxes stacked like cordwood doing nothing all day.

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Xena fobe cheka Sun, 12/31/2017 - 12:28 Permalink

Yes.  This would work.  Employers would have less incentive to hire illegals if they had to pay prevailing wages due to the lack of subsidies from public funds. 

An alternative would be to send the bill for assistance to their country of origin or to their employer directly. 

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Cloud9.5 DeathMerchant Sun, 12/31/2017 - 09:42 Permalink

The citrus industry is no different.  Growers can only afford to pay the cost of migrants.  The same goes for truck farmers.  That is the only way corporate owned agribusiness can survive.  I watched the transition from poor white and poor black labor when the Great Society kicked in.  The only way these guys would keep picking fruit was if the growers paid them in cash.  That worked for a season or two until the IRS started auditing growers contesting their claimed labor costs.  That is when growers switched to Mexican picking crews.  They wrote the crew boss a check, claimed it on their taxes and did not worry about the rest.

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Xena fobe Cloud9.5 Sun, 12/31/2017 - 12:43 Permalink

Consumers pay either way.  Either higher food costs passed along to pay for legal labor.  Or higher taxes to pay for benefits which allow farmers to pay substandard wages.  Which of course applies to legal citizen compensation too.  I understand many farms owned by large corporate entities anyway. 

As a society, we are much better off paying a higher cost for legal labor.  The wealthy much prefer illegal labor since it increases housing costs, increases the tax base, and lowers wages in general. 

The wealthy are not subject to societal harm which results from overcrowding, tribalism, break up of families due to economic conditions, etc.

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heavens-door takeaction Sat, 12/30/2017 - 22:33 Permalink

Spoken like a true big Government Guy.  Your solution is more over-reaching legslation which will result in much bigger, much more bloated government.  A much easier way to just eliminate the minimum wage laws and get rid of the welfare state.  

It's no secret that while among general Americans the unemployment rate is around 20% while among the illegal masses its close to 0%.  Elimination of minimum wage laws would get rid of these jobs available to illegals.  Elimination of the Welfare state would put the final nail in the coffin.  Illegals would be running for the border on their own with no new expensive legslation.

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