Guatemalan nationals exit a plane and head for the Migration Office in Guatemala City’s La Aurora Airport after having been deported from the United States. Each week, fourteen flights arrive at La Aurora Airport from the U.S. carrying approximately 135 deportees per airplane. According to the Guatemalan General Board of Migration, the United States has deported 33,783 Guatemalan nationals between January 1st and August 31st, 2013. These numbers display a sharp increase from the previous year of 2012 when the number of deportees for the same period was a then-record 27,999.