3 myths about Mexico and migration, debunked

(CNN)US President Donald Trump says Mexico isn’t doing enough to stop immigration — and he’s threatening to saddle Mexican goods with tariffs as result. Reality: Deportations from Mexico have been on the rise in recent months, and the country has launched several new efforts in response to the situation. In the face of Trump’s threat, Mexican officials have been pressing hard in recent days to tout their efforts to step up immigration enforcement and using data to make their case. In a statement released Monday, Mexico’s government said authorities there have deported 80,537 people since December. That’s a 33% increase from the number of migrants Mexico deported in the previous six-month period (60,605 from June-November 2018) and a 54% increase …