REPORT: US, Mexico working on deal to cut migration at the border

BY KAT SHEPHERD / JULY 11, 2018 /

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MEXICO CITY – While President Donald Trump regularly berates Mexico for “doing nothing” to stop illegal migration, behind the scenes the two governments are considering a deal that could drastically curtail the cross-border migration flow.

The proposal, known as a “safe third country agreement,” would potentially require asylum seekers transiting through Mexico to apply for protection in that nation rather than in the United States. It would allow U.S. border guards to turn back such asylum seekers at border crossings and quickly return to Mexico anyone who has already entered illegally seeking refuge, regardless of their nationality.

The article goes on to state the following:

U.S. officials believe this type of deal would discourage many Central American families from trying to reach the United States. Their soaring numbers have strained U.S. immigration courts and overwhelmed the U.S. government’s ability to detain them. The Trump administration says the majority are looking for jobs – rather than fleeing persecution – and are taking advantage of American generosity to gain entry and avoid deportation.

“We believe the flows would drop dramatically and fairly immediately” if the agreement took effect, said a senior Department of Homeland Security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss negotiations with the Mexican government, which the official said had gathered momentum in recent weeks.

According to the report, the proposed agreement has alarmed human rights activists. They say the migrants are often trying to escape gang violence and may end up exposed to danger in Mexico.

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1 Comment

  1. Angel July 11th, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    BLAH BLAH BLAH is all i read , mexico can’t be trusted , so you really honestly think that mexicans or even mexico for that matter want others outside of their culture invading their country? ummmm no mexicans are racist as well as every other spanish cultural background. I say screw mexico completely cut them off no more immigration coming thru the southern border should be accepted no longer … build the damn wall already repair the rest and shut it down and also keep in mind there is more that is needed han just a wall because they dig tunnels so that’s also something to think about everyone is just fixated on just a wall

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