Beside Trump’s more aggressive policy against Mexican immigrants, it turns out that the President sent fewer Mexicans back home in 2016 than the former President Barack Obama’s administration, according to data published by the Mexican Government.
The numbers that the Mexican government has published say that 152,000 Mexican nationals have been sent back to their home country during the first 11 months of 2017 whereas during the same period in 2016 Obama’s administration sent more than 205,000 immigrants back home.
The government of Mexico considers the 152,000 Mexican citizens to be repatriated, which means that migration officials are ordered to return these individuals back to their country of origin, Bloomberg News reports.
During his presidential campaign, President Trump advocated reducing the number of immigrants that take, as he says, many jobs from the American people. One of the ways to do that was by building a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
At the beginning of his election campaign in 2015, Donald Trump expressed harsh sentiments toward all Mexican nationals calling them rapists and criminals, for which he was largely criticized by everyone.
Another way proposed by Trump to fight immigration and also to try to reduce the chances of terrorists entering the country was his executive order, one of the first ones he issued since taking office, banning travel to the United States from a lot of countries where the majority of the population is Muslim.
He also issued a suspension of certain visa programs like the Green-Card lottery that gave people from around the globe the chance to be able to become part of the American society.
Since entering office the Trump administration has also made few prototypes of how the wall will be constructed, but the construction has yet to begin.