Trump sent fewer Mexicans home from US in 2017 than Obama in 2016

Trump sent fewer Mexicans home from US in 2017 than Obama in 2016
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE sent roughly a quarter fewer Mexicans back to their home country between January and December this year than former President Obama did during the same period in 2016, according to Mexican government data.

Trump's administration sent about 152,000 Mexican nationals back to their home country, compared to roughly 205,000 who were sent to Mexico in the first 11 months of 2016.

The Mexican government considers the 152,000 individuals to be repatriated, meaning migration officials ordered they be returned to their country of origin, according to Bloomberg News.

Cracking down on immigration was a hallmark of Trump’s presidential campaign, with a particular focus on building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has drawn criticism for his rhetoric toward Mexicans, who he called "rapists" and criminals during his campaign launch event in 2015.

Since taking office, Trump issued an executive order banning travel to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries, and has called for the suspension of certain visa programs. The government has also constructed prototypes of the border wall Trump advocated for during the campaign.