Trump Immigration net: Mexican commits suicide after third deportation from US

A Mexican man has apparently taken his own life just half an hour after being deported from the United States.

Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 45, jumped from a bridge at the border after he was deported for the third time.

According to the BBC, he was found unconscious next to a plastic bag with his belongings and died in hospital a short while later.

His death came as the Donald Trump’s administration issued new guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US.

 

Witnesses said Mr. Olivas was shouting that he did not want to return to Mexico and seemed to be in severe distress.

He jumped off a bridge just yards from El Chaparral, the main border crossing point between the US city of San Diego and Tijuana in Mexico.

Local media said a plastic bag like those US customs officers put migrants’ belongings in was next to the man.

Mexican officials said it was the third time Mr. Olivas had been deported from the US.

He died of a heart attack and concussion.

Mr. Olivas was a native of Sinaloa, one of Mexico’s most violent states and the stronghold of a major drug cartel.

Many Mexicans cite violence as a reason for leaving for the US.

Trump has issued tough guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the United States, and speed up their removal.

Undocumented immigrants arrested for traffic violations or shop-lifting will be targeted along with those convicted of more serious crimes.

The memos do not alter U.S immigration laws, but take a much tougher approach towards enforcing existing measures.

There are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new blueprint leaves in place Obama-era protections for immigrants who entered the U.S illegally as children.

But it expands the more restricted guidance issued under the previous administration, which focused its policy on immigrants convicted of serious crimes, threats to national security or those who had recently crossed the border.

The DHS plans to hire an extra 10,000 agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and 5,000 more border patrol officers to enforce the new guidance.