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DHS defends policy keeping asylum-seeking migrants at Mexico border


Added 11-18-19 10:29:01pm EST - “Although many? migrants? who made it to the United States to ask for asylum have been kept in limbo at the border of Mexico, the U.S.? Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)? have remained? "one of the most effective tools the United…” - Foxnews.com

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Heritage Foundation national security and foreign policy Vice President James Carafano says the number one responsibility of the U.S. government to ensure the safety of the migrant children.

Although many migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum have been kept in limbo at the border of Mexico, the U.S. Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) have remained “one of the most effective tools the United States has to address the crisis at the southwest border,” a Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman told Fox News on Monday.

“The Government of Mexico has publicly stated on multiple occasions that they will provide humanitarian and security protections to aliens who are part of MPP,” she said.

The spokeswoman added: “The Government of Mexico has provided shelter and other support for those in MPP. However, many MPP migrants are choosing not to avail themselves of these offers. MPP migrants should seek out government or NGO-run shelters and avoid informal ‘camps’ near the border.”

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