Friday, January 28, 2011

From the Guatemalan news: deportations on the rise

Immigration from Guatemala to the U.S. continues, despite the costs and risks and the still-sluggish U.S. economy (as unhappy as many U.S. residents are about the economic picture, especially high unemployment, the economic prospects for Guatemalans in rural areas are so much worse that it's hard to describe).  One index, and a fairly grim one, of the continued "flow" of humans northward, is the sharp spike in deportations. Here's a news item from the Prensa Libre, one of the national newspapers...

For those who don't read Spanish, the article notes that deportations have tripled since 2005, and are up 7% since last year 

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