Mexico: COVID-19 and Migration
Created: 01/09/2020 +

Overview

At the end of August, the number of recorded COVID-19 deaths in Mexico reached 60,000, making it the country with the third highest death toll in the world, after the United States and Brazil. The COVID-19 epidemic in Mexico is interacting with other crisis dynamics in the country. Most notably, the pandemic has provided the Trump administration with an opportunity to further its agenda to block immigration into the United States leaving thousands of migrants on the Mexican side of the border in limbo with their right to access asylum withheld indefinitely.