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President Trump Wants Asylum Seekers to Stay in Mexico. Here's How That Would Work


Added 06-12-19 01:11:01am EST - “Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States could soon spend months or even years in Mexico waiting for their cases to be heard.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “President Trump Wants Asylum Seekers to Stay in Mexico. Here's How That Would Work”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States could soon spend months or even years in Mexico waiting for their cases to be heard, but they will not yet be required to seek asylum there first.

President Donald Trump has pushed for a so-called “safe third country” agreement in which people fleeing violence and poor economic conditions would be required to seek asylum in the first country they reach.

If Mexico agreed, the policy would dramatically reduce the thousands of immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador seeking asylum at the U.S. border each month.

But after a weeklong standoff with the Mexican government, Trump backed down from threatened tariffs, saying that he has reached an agreement to deal with the migrant crisis. For now, neither side has announced that the deal includes a “safe third country” provision.

I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to....

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