United States to send asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out requests

US to send migrants back to Mexico while asylum claims are processed

US to send migrants back to Mexico while asylum claims are processed

The government of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office December 1, said foreigners will have temporary permission to remain in Mexico on humanitarian grounds after getting a notice to appear in US immigration court and they will be allowed to seek work authorization. For example, asylum officers from Citizenship and Immigration Services do the initial screening, something called a credible fear claim.

Nielsen said in a statement the policy would be done legally. "If they are not, they will be removed to their home countries".

The policy was made in conjunction with the Mexican government, which agreed to give foreigners temporary permission to stay in Mexico and seek work authorization after receiving a notice to appear in USA immigration court.

Earlier this year, the Trump administration began separating children from parents who were being prosecuted for illegally crossing the border, a policy which horrified many Americans and was ultimately found to be illegal.

"We have notified the Mexican government of our intended actions".

They could, though, through an administrative change, be authorized to approve affirmative asylum claims if they believe those cases are strong enough and they have enough evidence.

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The measure is an aggressive response to a large and growing number of Central American asylum seekers, many of them families, who are typically released in the United States while their cases slowly wind through clogged immigration courts. If this helps stem the tide of illegal immigration while we work out the border security situation, we should chalk this up as a win and encourage further cooperation from that country's new leader.

In a significant policy move addressing the problem of "catch and release", Mexico has agreed to require Central Americans seeking asylum at the USA border to remain in Mexico while their cases move through immigration courts.

Thousands of migrants have come up from Central America in recent weeks as part of caravans. "They are going to offer them opportunities inside their country to protect the rights of those migrants. We know that access to counsel is one of the most important factors in whether or not an asylum seeker is able to live in safety in the United States".

Will the policy be challenged? . "Aliens will have access to immigration attorneys and to the US for their court hearings". But since he isn't blocking them outright this time, he could be beholden to restrictions.

Decades of bitter experience have shown us that illegal immigrants who are detained in our country and released while awaiting a court date frequently do not show up, simply disappearing into the interior of the United States. "We had a lot of thought and legal review of this and are confident we are on firm ground. [This] will solve the problem we've had of folks coming into the United States, claiming asylum and then disappearing into the country".

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