Mexican migrant kills himself after being deported from the US
A Mexican migrant who had been recently deported from the US committed suicide on Tuesday by jumping off a bridge near the border crossing of San Ysidro, which connects Tijuana and San Diego. José Luis Jiménez, 44, had been deported last week, as reported in El País.
According to eyewitness reports cited in local media, the man screamed out in distress over being returned to Mexico, shortly before jumping at around 9.30am.
The incident took place on the same day that the Department of Homeland Security issued two memos detailing Trump’s new deportation procedures, which expand persecution to millions of migrants.
The new rules from the Department of Homeland Security bring a major shift in the way the agency enforces the nation’s immigration laws.
The policies authorize expelling undocumented immigrants who have committed even minor offenses and make it easier to deport people immediately.
As reported in El País.