It is priority that young returnees from the USA continue their studies

Mexico, Sep. 8 (Notimex).- Deputy Maribel Martinez Ruiz, of the Labor Party, asked the Ministry of Public Education (SEP, for its acronym in Spanish) to inform the number of Mexican students deported from the United States who sought to enter the 2018-2019 school year, in order to help in the generation of actions to address them.

She said that during the Barack Obama administration, 2.8 million people were deported between 2009 and 2016; however, from before the Mexicans lead the list of nationalities with the highest number of deportations.

Martinez Ruiz said that according to data from the National Institute of Migration (INM, for its acronym in Spanish), between January and June of this year, 109 thousand 296 Mexicans were repatriated to Mexico, 42 percent more than in the same period of 2017.

“It is imperative that the Mexican government redouble efforts on this issue, since the children, adolescents and young people deported are the most affected by these migration policies,” she said.

Therefore, she stressed the importance of knowing the number of students who sought to enter the 2018-2019 school year, how many failed to do so and the reasons why they could not enter.

“This is for legislators to be able to contribute to the generation of suitable mechanisms to serve our deported nationals,” she said.

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