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In Guerrero, Ten Deportations in October

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 01 November, 2010

(Acapulco, AN 1 November) The local head of the Natinoal Migration Institute (INM), Mexico’s immigration authority, released information on deportations from Guerrero during the month of October. Maria Gloria Ocampo Aranda cited 10 cases: 8 of them from Central America and 2 from the United States. The two Americans had committed crimes (theft from users of bank teller machines and domestic violence). Of the others, the great majority were arrested on the highways during Immigration’s routine document checks on inter-city buses. The profile of these people is that things go poorly for them and they run out of money. Some actually turn themselves in to be repatriated. Others enter into conflicts with locals and are reported to the authorities. “We arrive under the pretext of making a routine document check, and when the person cannot provide proof of status, we take him in,” she said. Of the 2,600 documented foreigners within her district, Ms. Ocampo was complimentary: “They are well established, and are productive and worthwhile people.” She was quick to urge citizens to report troublemakers to the authorities, as they are not welcome here.

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