Mexico Undocumented Migrants

Mexico Identifies Over 1.3 Million Undocumented Migrants in First Five Months of 2024

Mexico Identifies Over 1.3 Million Irregular Migrants in First Five Months of 2024, as reported by the National Migration Institute (INM) through their June 16 press release.

In the first five months of the year, the INM identified 1,393,683 foreign nationals traveling irregularly.

Originating from 177 countries, primarily from Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, China, and India, the majority were unaccompanied adult men: 738,270.

Among family units, 154,291 people were identified, along with 2,992 unaccompanied minors.





Through various immigration verification actions in the country, the National Migration Institute (INM) located 1,393,683 foreign nationals traveling irregularly in Mexico between January and May 2024, originating from 177 countries across five continents.

According to immigration processes, 738,270 adult men were traveling alone, while 362,979 were unaccompanied adult women. Additionally, 154,291 adults were found traveling in family units accompanied by 135,151 minors, while 2,992 unaccompanied minors were identified.



The foreign nationals primarily came from: Venezuela (377,401), Guatemala (209,540), Honduras (144,499), Ecuador (136,699), Haiti (107,432), Colombia (70,371), El Salvador (52,636), Nicaragua (45,364), Peru (28,167), Cuba (27,404), Senegal (20,847), Guinea (19,922), Dominican Republic (16,228), China (13,780), Brazil (11,058), Mauritania (9,757), India (8,914), and Angola (7,037), among others.



Unaccompanied adult foreigners were transferred to various immigration stations where their administrative migration procedures were carried out and their situations were resolved according to their particular circumstances, in strict adherence to the corresponding laws.





Family units and unaccompanied minors, as mandated by law, were referred to the National System for the Integral Development of the Family (SNDIF) for care.



Unaccompanied minors were primarily from Venezuela, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, El Salvador, Colombia, Haiti, and Nicaragua.



The INM operates in accordance with current immigration laws and with strict respect for the human rights of migrants transiting through our country. Once rescued, they are no longer exposed to criminal groups and human traffickers.




Soledad Quartucci | CEO/Founder, Latina Republic

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