Daily Memo: Mexico’s Immigration Approach, Saudi Aramco’s Windfall, North Korea’s Pivot

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GPF Staff |April 10, 2019

Central American immigration by the numbers. Starting in May, Mexican immigration authorities will no longer issue humanitarian and transit visas to Central American immigrants at Mexico’s southern border. Instead, immigrants will need to solicit visas from Mexican consulates in their countries of origin before leaving. The move means to address two immigration-related challenges: the sanitation concerns at southern facilities that are wracked by overpopulation, water shortages and general disrepair, and pressure from the United States to curb migration. The most recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that U.S. authorities arrested or refused entry to more than 103,000 migrants in March – a 35 percent increase compared to February and more than double compared to March 2018. These figures are expected to rise in May, which tends to have more traffic than other months of the year.

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