Sunday, July 15, 2018

Trump admin may try to limit illegal immigration into US — by paying Mexico to keep asylum-seekers

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The United States is reportedly considering paying Mexico in order to prevent some asylum-seekers from trying to reach the United States.
What are the details?
The deal, referred to as a “safe third country agreement,” would require the Mexican government to make its country more welcoming to asylum-seekers who are now only passing through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border.
The Washington Post reported that in order to bring this about, a senior Department of Homeland Security official offered Mexico the possibility of a significant amount of financial aid, although this payment might only be offered for a limited time.
In theory, this deal would cause illegal immigration numbers to drop by removing the need for asylum-seekers to attempt the dangerous crossing into the United States. In addition, it would allow the United States to refuse legitimate asylum-seekers who could feasibly seek refuge in Mexico. The United States already has a similar agreement in place with Canada. --->
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