19 Sep 2022 04:59 GMT
During Donald Trump’s mandate, 4 out of 10 Mexicans obtained asylum in the North American country.
Only two out of 10 Mexicans who have applied for asylum in the US during the presidency of Joe Biden have received it, according to the latest data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), reviewed by The Sun of Mexico.
This figure is very worrying, since it is the lowest recorded since 1993, when the Democratic Administration of Bill Clinton implemented a series of immigration reforms that facilitated the process of requesting and granting refuge to Mexicans.
At that time, four out of 10 Mexicans obtained asylum, the same number that existed during the term of Republican Donald Trump. Only during the two terms of government of Democrat Barack Obama did this indicator rise to six out of 10.
“In Mexico they are ample reasons to seek refuge in another country, like the United States, but fewer and fewer succeed. Mexicans are being the most rejected in the region,” said Jesús Martínez, a member of the Jesuit Service, an organization dedicated to helping migrants apply for asylum.
Martínez added that, despite the fact that Biden in his presidential campaign promised to support migration, currently people from other Latin American countries are more likely to obtain refuge in Mexico than in the United States.
According to TRAC, just over 11,000 migrants have entered the US through the Tijuana border in the last five months to seek asylum. Of these, approximately one third are Mexican.