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Asylum seekers to wait in Mexico under new Trump administration plan

Asylum seekers to wait in Mexico under new Trump administration plan

MEXICO CITY, Jan 29 - The United States on Tuesday sent the first Central American asylum-seeker back to Mexico under a new scheme through a crossing in the border city of Tijuana, an official at Mexico's national migration institute said.

Under MPP, the United States will return non-Mexican migrants who cross the USA southern border back to Mexico while their asylum requests are processed in US immigration courts.

Officials in San Diego have made a decision to provide shelter for asylum-seekers amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the southern border.

"The United States has begun implementing the Migrant Protection Protocols", the USA embassy in Mexico said in a statement.

Some of the city's shelters are already nearing capacity, housing a steady stream of migrants from across Mexico and Central America and others who arrive from countries around the world to make it to the USA border. Many asylum applicants never show up for their court hearings, officials say. The process can take months or even years. Two US officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deliberations were not public said shortly before the launch that the policy would start with about 100 people a week in a trial period of up to 90 days in San Diego.

Hours after the first group had crossed Tuesday morning, another group of about 45 asylum seekers was still waiting on the Mexican side of the border to be processed Tuesday afternoon. But Guillen said Mexico will accept only asylum seekers aged 18 to 60 at El Chaparral.

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"The United States has decided unilaterally to ask them to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims are processed", said Rodulfo Figueroa, head of Mexico's immigration office in Tijuana. "Lots of them are fleeing cartel violence and domestic abusers", Crow told the Agence France-Presse news agency. "There are examples of people being pursued by their persecutors while waiting in Mexico". My advice would be for them to wait.

Asylum seekers from Mexico itself, along with children traveling with them, will now be exempt from the policy, according to Customs and Border Protection guidelines.

Upon arrival, they receive blankets, shelter, heath care, sanitary amenities and hot meals.

They must fill out a form indicating their country of origin, gender and age - but are not required to give their name.

US 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 said on Friday.

The Mexican government has said repeatedly that it disagrees with the policy, which officials argue is being imposed on the country by the United States.


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