In March 2021, when Remittances to Mexico totaled $ 4.152 millionThe BBVA analysis highlighted that expulsions of Mexicans from the United States also recorded high levels.
The document you provided BBVA Research Noting that since March 2020, by decree of the then President of the United States, Donald Trump, this country has been implementing immediate expulsions of immigrants in the interest of public health, in accordance with Title 42 of the Civil Code And with justification avoiding Covid-19 infection.
According to US immigration authorities, to prevent the introduction of the Covid-19 virus into border facilities and into the United States, those people who are denied entry will not be housed because they represent a potential public health risk. In detention centers (where there are worshipers), but they will be expelled to the last transit country.
“In practice, this provision allows the immigration authorities of the United States to return to Mexico any immigrant, regardless of nationality, who enters the United States in an undocumented way. This has led to a fundamental change in the procedures of the immigration authorities in that country,” he said.
In this sense he indicated that as of March 637,000 expulsions of immigrants were carried out As per Title 42, of them 408,000 (64%) are Mexican citizens.
He added that, given the immigration procedures of arrest, non-acceptance and expulsion, more than 172,000 arrests of immigrants were recorded in the United States, most of them from Central America, in March 2021, and they reached their highest levels in several years.
It confirms that among those, 62,000 were of Mexican descent, its highest level in perhaps one month since the end of the last global financial recession.
Regarding the expulsion of Mexican immigrants from the United States under Title 42 (Health Service), only that month in March, the BBVA analysis states that they were 56,025, as against 39,614 in February and 35,844 in January 2021.
Remittances will reach $ 43.45 billion in 2021
On the one hand, BBVA Research believes that if the current recovery conditions in the US economy continue, remittances to Mexico are expected to grow by 2021 by 7% and reach an amount close to $ 43.450 million.
“The relatively rapid recovery of the economy of the United States, the country in which a large portion of Mexican immigrants reside, and strong financial incentives and support through direct family cash transfers, contribute to maintaining conditions so that remittances to Mexico continue to grow in 2021.”