Migration News: November 30 – December 6, 2013

Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) said that they expect to see an increase in the number of migrants deported from the United States in the coming year. (Latin Times)

Citing the lack of progress on immigration reform, 29 U.S. lawmakers asked President Obama to suspend deportations for those who would be eligible for citizenship under currently proposed legislation. (Washington Post)

The mothers of 50 Central American migrants who disappeared on their way to the United States prepared to cross into Mexico to search for their missing children. (AP via Huffington Post and Proceso)

Officials in Brooks, Texas, said they have discovered the bodies of 82 supposed migrants so far this year, a decline from 2012 but still the second-highest tally ever recorded there. (AP via El Heraldo (Honduras))

In response to a freedom of information request, INM reported that from September 2012 through September 2013 only 23 migrants died in accidents while traveling northward on the train known as “La Bestia” (“The Beast”). The office of Mexico’s information commissioner, IFAI, said the response was insufficient, saying INM had not searched all of the relevant files for responsive information. (Reforma via Noticias Terra and La Economista)

On Monday, at least 100 migrants were attacked while riding “La Bestia” through the southeastern state of Oaxaca, according to human rights workers. (EFE via Noticias Terra)

Thirty-seven Guatemalan migrants traveling by bus through Tamaulipas state were detained in a joint operation carried out by INM and the Mexican Army. (Notisistema)

INM reported that they have detained more than 500 migrants in the state of Hidalgo during the first 11 months of 2013. (Milenio)

INM’s Grupos Beta reported that they have rescued 5,162 migrants from perilous situation during the past year. (

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