More than fifty known male deportees from the U.S are still claiming welfare benefits from Mexico City despite no longer being in the U.S. As reported in the Daily Caller, the secretary of labor and labor promotion, Amalia Garcia, told El Universal that not only are these men claiming welfare, but also that:
Garcia added that 134 people are returning weekly in flights to Mexico City, and that — regardless if they are from the capital or not — they are offered welfare. The welfare they receive is 2,264 pesos, the equivalent of around $110, a month for half a year. The deported illegal immigrants are also offered job training and access to job fairs.
The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that experts on Mexican Immigration are worried about the possibility of refugee camps opening up on the northern border of Mexico; not for returning Mexican citizens, but for the many African and Haitian who inundated Mexico during 2016 to get into the U.S.
Popular opinion in social media is saying that the Africans and Haitians who entered Mexico with the sole purpose of crossing the border, should be returned to Mexico as the Mexican authorities were happy to let people breech the border in the first place.