Asylum Seekers Would Stay In Mexico Under New Deal Cut By Trump: Report

The president tweeted Saturday that “we will only allow those who come into our Country legally. Other than that our very strong policy is Catch and Detain.”


Refuge searchers wanting to enter the United States will be required to hold up in Mexico while their cases are handled, as indicated by another arrangement apparently struck between the Trump organization and Mexico’s approaching government.

Citing senior individuals from President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s group, the Washington Post reports that while a formal understanding presently can’t seem to be marked, the “Stay in Mexico” plan will keep those looking for refuge from venturing onto U.S. soil until the point when their applications are affirmed.

The arrangement denotes a sensational change in government approach, which at present enables those looking for a refuge to stay in the U.S. while anticipating the choices on their applications.

Seven-year-old Honduran migrant Genesis Belen Mejia Flores waves an American flag at two U.S. border control helicopters flyi

However, as HuffPost previously reported, it’s unclear if the “Remain in Mexico” plan would survive a court challenge.

Lee Gerling, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, told the Post that while it was too early to comment on potential litigation, the government “ought to concentrate on providing a fair and lawful asylum process in the U.S. rather than inventing more and more ways to try and short-circuit it.”

President Donald Trump seemed to confirm the report in a series 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,” he wrote. “We only will allow those who come into our Country legally. Other than that our very strong policy is Catch and Detain. No ‘Releasing’ into the U.S.”

Earlier Saturday, Mexico’s incoming Interior Minister, Olga Sánchez Cordero, told Reuters that there were no plans for the country to host asylum seekers.

“The future government does not consider … that Mexico assumes the status of ‘safe third country’ for Central American migrants, or from other countries, who are on Mexican territory or for those who will reach it in the future,” she said in a statement.

But in an interview with the Post, Sánchez Cordero said that the incoming government had “agreed to this policy of Remain in Mexico,” referring to it as a “short-term solution.”

“The medium- and long-term solution is that people don’t migrate,” she said. “Mexico has open arms and everything, but imagine, one caravan after another, that would also be a problem for us.”

Members of a caravan from Central America trying to reach the United States sleep under a road bridge next to the U.S.-Mexico

News of the arrangement comes after Trump over and over reprimanded a transient procession advancing toward the U.S.- Mexico outskirt from Central America.

The president painted those going in the gathering as culprits and ventured to such an extreme as to report that he had approved troops to utilize “deadly power” against them.

A few thousand individuals from the train who have just touched base in the fringe city of Tijuana are in a condition of limbo as they anticipate their destiny in stopgap vagrant sanctuaries. As indicated by The New York Times, authorities expect something like 1,500 more individuals will touch base in the coming days.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stand guard at the San Ysidro port of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border, seen from Ti

Last week, Trump tweeted that the U.S. was “ill-prepared for this invasion, and will not stand for it” before hinting at the new policy.

“Catch and Release is an obsolete term. It is now Catch and Detain. Illegal Immigrants trying to come into the U.S.A., often proudly flying the flag of their nation as they ask for U.S. Asylum will be detained or turned away.”


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