465 Guatemalans deported from US so far in 2020

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FILE – In this June 18, 2019 file photo, migrants arriving from Guatemala disembark from a raft in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. Guatemala’s office of the presidency said in a Sunday, July 14, 2019 statement that a meeting between Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales and U.S. President Donald Trump would be rescheduled due to legal appeals aimed at preventing Morales from acceding to Trump’s requests to allow migrants, including non-Guatemalans, to remain in Guatemala while they apply for U.S. asylum instead of waiting at the Mexico-U.S. border. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (CNN) — Since the start of the new year, 465 Guatemalan migrants have arrived back to their country after being deported from the United States, according to the Central American nation’s migration institute.

The deported migrants arrived in Guatemalan Air Force flights from Brownsville and El Paso, Texas, as well as one from Arizona.

In 2019, over 100,000 Guatemalans were deported from the U.S. and Mexico by land and air.

The Guatemalan government’s migration agency confirms that at least 54,000 were deported from the U.S. and the rest from Mexico, According to figures as of Dec. 26.

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