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INM deports over 4,500 people this year due to legal violations

Mexico City, Mexico — The National Migration Institute (INM) says more than 4,500 people have been deported from Mexico for legal violations after being rejected for residency. INM detailed that the rejected applicants were deported for crimes such as homicide, money laundering, kidnapping, robbery, abduction of minors, weapons, drug and human trafficking.

From January 1 to December 20, 2021, the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) deported more than 4,500 people linked to crimes or offenses to Mexico’s Migration Law.

According to the federal agency, 4,056 were related to crimes such as homicide, money laundering, aggravated kidnapping, robbery, abduction of minors, arms, drug and human trafficking, while 490 were rejected after being identified as sex offenders in their respective countries.

The agency said another 47 were rejected for resident status and deported after being located through the “Platinum Operation”, which linked them in the system for the collection of irregular loans.

INM says the immigrants rejected for residency and deported back to their respective countries were considered a national security risk due to their illegal activities with some having outstanding arrest warrants in other countries.