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Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

Deportations to Baja California drop dramatically, although state still gets more deportees than any other

Tamaulipas is a close second

     Deportations to Baja California dropped dramatically last year, although the state still gets more deportees than any other. Deportations to Baja California fell from 232,000 in 2009 to 145,000 last year to 110,000 so far this year. Table of deportations by state.

     Tamaulipas was in second place, receiving 106,279 deportees.

     Migration from Mexico to the United States has dropped dramatically in recent years, and the deportation figures show that. Deportations fell from 601,000 in 209,000 to 318,000 so far this year.

     Baja California, tired of having to deal with so many deportees, has pushed for them to be sent elsewhere, and Tamaulipas appears to have been on the receiving end. Deportations to Chihuahua state may be low because of the violence there, although many migrants have been killed in Tamaulipas.
Story, Frontera (PDF).

Deportations to state/year 2009 2010 2011 2012 to date 4-year total
Baja California 232,494 186,764 145,163 110,255 674,676
Tamaulipas 72,176 99,445 124,729 106,278 402,628
Sonora 215,709 212,677 74,341 56,223 558,960
Coahuila 16,654 21,692 40,888 34,407 113,641
Chihuahua 53,759 16,328 11,443 10,192 91,722
Mexico City 10,564 23,391 8,893 1,181 44,029
Total 601,356 469,268 405,457 318,536 1,794,617
Source: National Migration Institute, via Frontera

Last year's story on repatriations to Mexican states (some of the statistics are different)