WSJ – Move over, Mexico. When it comes to sending immigrants to the U.S., China and India have taken over. China was the country of origin for 147,000 recent U.S. immigrants in 2013, while Mexico sent just 125,000. India, with 129,000 immigrants, also beat Mexico.
Arizona Daily Star – Mexico has become the main entry point for Cubans aiming to touch American soil, where they’re allowed to stay and apply for permanent residence. The trend has accelerated over the past five years.
NYT – A significant drop in the number of children apprehended at the United States-Mexico border in recent months sprang from Mexico’s record number of deportations of minors traveling without a guardian, according to an analysis released Tuesday.
LAT – The number of immigrants caught crossing the Southwest border continues to fall sharply, Obama administration officials, a decline due in large part to the end of the surge in people coming from Central America.
Excelsior – Around 129 undocumented immigrants were rescued from the back of a truck traveling on the Mexico-Puebla highway. The migrants were of various nationalities and had paid various amounts to be taken to the U.S. border.
EFE – More than 15,000 Hondurans who entered the United States and Mexico illegally have been deported so far this year, Returned Migrants Assistance Center director Valdette Willeman said.
USAToday – For years, Central American migrants have taken risky paths to reach the USA through Mexico. Now, the government has stepped up security and says the crackdown is driving down migration through Mexico, but critics, many of them migrant shelter operators, charge the actions merely make migration less visible, not necessarily safer.
AP – One Honduran youth was shot to death and another migrant was wounded when assailants attacked Central American migrants riding a freight train in the state of Puebla.
El Sol de Mexico City – Mexico’s Navy rescued 18 Central American migrants traveling aboard a small boat with no name, in vicinity of the Barra San Juan, municipality of Mazatán, Chiapas.