Over A Quarter Million Latin American Immigrants Deported In 2019

Mexicans who served in the United States Army in Vietnam and Iraq under the promise of becoming citizens and ended up as deportees, take part in a protest while commemorating in US the Veterans Day, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, in the border with El Paso, TexaS. (Photo credit should read HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRI. Dec. 13, 2019: Over a quarter million Latin American nationals were removed from the U.S. in fiscal year 2019, a  News Americas analysis of the latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fiscal Year 2019 Enforcement and Removal Operations data, released this week, shows. The exact number is 250,912.

Of that number, nationals from Mexico accounted for the largest number of deportees to the region with a whopping 127,492. They were followed by Guatemala with 54,919 nationals sent packing in 2019.

The third largest number of deportees to the region went to Honduras with 41,800.

The other nations with the largest number of deportees – though significantly less than the Top 3 were as follows:

El Salvador – 18,981

Ecuador – 2,253

Nicaragua – 2,240

Colombia – 1,158

Brazil – 1,770

Peru – 571

Venezuela – 327

Costa Rica – 176

Argentina – 130

Bolivia – 64

Panama – 55

Uruguay – 51

Paraguay – 7