International News: Deportations in Mexico Rise by 30 Percent

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A Honduran migrant who was deported from Mexico arrives at a migrant center in Corinto, Honduras, August 2012.
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Ted Hesson
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5 January 2013
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National News
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The number of undocumented immigrants deported from Mexico by immigration authorities in that country rose by 30 percent in 2012, according to the Mexican wire service Agencia Reforma.

Figures from the  National Institute of Migration, a Mexican government agency, show that between January and November, 75,000 immigrants were deported or subjected to a type of voluntary departure from Mexico. During the same period in 2011, 57,000 were deported or voluntarily departed.