Published: Thu, January 31, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Asylum Seekers Now Must Wait out Their Cases in Mexico

Asylum Seekers Now Must Wait out Their Cases in Mexico

A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed that one person had been returned to Mexico under the new policy, and that others would be processed Wednesday and for the remainder of the week.

Rodulfo Figueroa, a representative from Mexico's National Migration Institute, told reporters after the man's arrival that the United States wouldn't be sending any more migrants to Mexico on Tuesday.

On Tuesday morning, a CNN team in Tijuana observed a group of about 35 migrants loaded onto official vehicles bound for the United States.

This is part of a larger operation as the total number of migrants that have registered for Mexico's new offer exceeds 12,500.

The AP called the shift "one of the most dramatic changes to the USA immigration system of Donald Trump's presidency".

Immigration advocates have vowed to challenge the policy in court.

Nielsen said last week that the "migrant protection protocols" being introduced in San Diego are a "methodical commonsense" approach to what she calls a humanitarian and security crisis on the Mexican border. Under the new plan, adults from countries other than Mexico who are claiming asylum will not be allowed to wait inside the USA while their cases wind their way through immigration courts, a process that can take months or years.

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A number of key questions about the policy remain unanswered.

USA authorities are expected to send as many as 20 people per day through the Mexican border city of Tijuana and gradually start sending people back through the other legal ports of entry, Mexico's foreign ministry has said.

The United States will now send back 20 individuals per day, according to Mexico's foreign relations secretary.

Mexican officials have maintained they had nothing to do with the policy, calling it a unilateral decision by the United States.

Guillen said that since December 1, Mexico has given 3,983 transit visas to Central Americans, most of whom hope to reach the United States.

The new policy does not apply to unaccompanied minors or to asylum-seekers from Mexico, according to government documents.

Migrant activists fear the program will make it harder for asylum seekers to successfully argue their cases.

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