So far this year, COMAR has analyzed 16,301 asylum petitions, 12,625 of which were qualified as positive or granted complementary protection.
Mexico experienced an unprecedented wave of refugee applicants in the 1980s due to the armed conflicts in Central America. At least 45,000 people arrived in Mexico from Guatemala alone.
Since 2013, Mexican authorities have granted refugee status to 62,674 foreigners.
#FromTheSouth News Bits | During a meeting of the new U.S. Cabinet, officials debated human rights and migration with Mexico, explaining the need for economic growth between Central and North America, which will have an impact on reducing migratory flows. pic.twitter.com/QebIsiB8AY