Admin Expands Successful ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program for Processing Migrants

By Associated Press – Re-Blogged From Liberty Headlines

‘I am confident in the program’s continued success in adjudicating meritorious cases quickly and preventing fraudulent claims…’

Trump Admin Expands Successful 'Remain in Mexico'

Migrants go through a processing area at the Migration Protection Protocols Immigration Hearing Facility, in Laredo, Texas. / PHOTO: AP File

(Liberty Headlines) The U.S. government on Thursday began sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 350 miles away in Juarez, Mexico.

Authorities are expanding a policy known as Migrant Protection Protocols—or, unofficially dubbed Remain in Mexico—that requires tens of thousands of asylum seekers to wait out their immigration court hearings in Mexico.

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Mexico Backs Trump’s Plan to Overhaul Asylum Rules

By Thomson Reuters – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

Mexico’s incoming government has agreed to back the Trump administration’s plan to change U.S. border policy by requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims move through U.S. courts, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Citing Mexican officials and senior members of president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s transition team, the newspaper said the agreement would break with long-standing asylum rules and mount a new obstacle to Central American migrants attempting to reach the United States and escape poverty and violence.

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