Sunday, November 25, 2018

Deal with Mexico would make asylum seekers wait outside U.S. border: Mexican officials

The Trump administration has won the support of Mexico's incoming government for a plan to remake U.S. border policy by requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims move through U.S. courts, according to Mexican officials and senior members of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador's transition team.
President Donald Trump briefly described the arrangement in a pair of tweets Saturday evening. "Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court," Trump wrote. "No 'Releasing' into the U.S....All will stay in Mexico."
The president then issued a threat. "If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border. There is no way that the United States will, after decades of abuse, put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore!" Trump wrote.
Earlier in the day, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement that "President Trump has developed a strong relationship with the incoming Lopez Obrador Administration, and we look forward to working with them on a wide range of issues."
LINK: Mexico Gives Trump Administration 
Groundbreaking Deal on Asylum
The agreement would break with long-standing asylum rules and place a formidable barrier in the path of Central American migrants attempting to reach the United States and escape poverty and violence. By reaching the accord, the Trump administration has also overcome Mexico's historic reticence to deepen cooperation with the United States on an issue widely seen here as America's problem.
According to outlines of the plan, known as Remain in Mexico, asylum applicants at the border will have to stay in Mexico while their cases are processed, potentially ending the system, which Trump decries as "catch and release," that has generally allowed those seeking refuge to wait on safer U.S. soil.
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BREAKING: Mexico Gives Trump Administration Groundbreaking Deal on Asylum

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Anonymous said...

Mexico says no deal, and asylum seekers need to be in US before they can apply.

Trump is FAKE NEWS.

America used to be an embarrassment of riches. Now we're rich with embarrassment.

2020 can't come soon enough.

And by the way GOP. Nice work losing easy seats! Including Mark Sanford's.

Also, it turns out Hyde-Smith is still fighting the civil war. Go Espy.


Anonymous said...

So yeah, poor Ukraine. I don't expect anything but the worst from Trump. He always delivers.