From irregular migrants to refugees: The circle continues, by Tola Emmanuel
Right now, the US is up to stem the number of illegal entries from Mexico. In 2017, the US border patrol reportedly arrested 341,084 migrants and refugees along the south-western border of both countries. This was a 44 per cent drop from the 611,689 migrants arrested in 2016. Yet, over 412 migrant deaths were recorded on either side of the border.