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Immigration deports from Costa Rica at least one person every day

Most of the deportees are from Colombia, El Salvador, the United States and Nicaragua

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QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica’s immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME), deported 228 people so far this year due to impediments to entering Costa Rica, non-compliance with immigration requirements, or due to international warrants.

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That means at least one foreigner is deported from Costa Rica every day. Most are for persons from Nicaragua, El Salvador, the United States and Colombia.

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Alonso Soto, deputy director of the immigration police, explained that the majority of detentions occur at the border posts of Peñas Blancas and Tablillas, Nicaragua and Paso Canoas, Panama.



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