Is the U.S. Paying for Mexico’s Border Security?|AJ+

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For some refugees and migrants Mexico is the border wall. Mexico deports more people from Central America annually than the U.S. does, thanks to increased pressure and funding from the U.S. for immigration enforcement. This means fewer people are getting to the U.S., but at what cost?

Learn more here:

Washington Office on Latin America. “WOLA Report: Mexico’s Southern Border – Security, Central American Migration, and U.S. Policy” https://www.wola.org/analysis/wola-report-mexicos-southern-border-security-central-american-migration-u-s-policy/

International Crisis Group. “Mexico’s Southern Border: Security, Violence and Migration in the Trump Era” https://www.crisisgroup.org/latin-america-caribbean/mexico/66-mexicos-southern-border-security-violence-and-migration-trump-era

NPR. “Mexico Deploys A Formidable Deportation Force Near Its Own Southern Border” https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/05/07/607700928/mexico-deploys-a-formidable-deportation-force-near-its-own-southern-border

Presented by: Daniel Alvarenga
Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations by: Chia Liu
Produced by: Daniel Alvarenga, Kathryn Wheeler
Shot by: Brian Joseph, Jorge Patino, David Dougherty
Senior Producer: Imaeyen Ibanga
Executive Producer: Sarah Nasr

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