Mexico Reports Nearly 1.4 Million ‘Irregular’ Migrants This Year

FILE - Migrants who crossed the Rio Grande and entered the U.S. from Mexico are lined up for processing by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sept. 23, 2023, in Eagle Pass, Texas. Texas began flying migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border to Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 20, a week after the city took a tougher stance on the buses that Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has been sending north since last year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Mexican authorities detected almost 1.4 million “people in an irregular migratory situation” between January and May 2024, the National Migration Institute (INM) reported this Sunday.

The NMI said the 1.4 million statistic included migrants from 77 different countries on the five continents from across the globe.

In a statement released by the Mexican government, INM detailed that immigration processes revealed that precisely 1,393.683 million foreigners traveled through the country in an irregular condition in the first five months of the year.