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General Category => Immigration => Topic started by: rangerrebew on June 16, 2019, 07:39:44 AM

Title: Trump Wins Again, Migrants Choosing To Stay In Mexico
Post by: rangerrebew on June 16, 2019, 07:39:44 AM
Trump Wins Again, Migrants Choosing To Stay In Mexico
Reuters Wire By Reuters Wire
Published June 15, 2019 at 9:44am


Many of the Central Americans who lined up for papers at an asylum office in southern Mexico said they could abandon plans to reach the United States and remain in Mexico if U.S. President Donald Trump clamps down further on migration.

Mexico is ramping up security on its southern border with Guatemala as part of an agreement with Washington after Trump threatened to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican goods if the government did not stem the flow of migrants reaching the United States.

Under pressure from Washington, Mexico also agreed to expand a program started in January that forces migrants to wait in Mexico for the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims. The United States began increasing the pace of returns of asylum seekers to Mexico on Thursday.

https://thefederalistpapers.org/opinion/trump-wins-migrants-choosing-stay-mexico
Title: Re: Trump Wins Again, Migrants Choosing To Stay In Mexico
Post by: libertybele on June 16, 2019, 03:45:32 PM
Trump Wins Again, Migrants Choosing To Stay In Mexico
Reuters Wire By Reuters Wire
Published June 15, 2019 at 9:44am


Many of the Central Americans who lined up for papers at an asylum office in southern Mexico said they could abandon plans to reach the United States and remain in Mexico if U.S. President Donald Trump clamps down further on migration.

Mexico is ramping up security on its southern border with Guatemala as part of an agreement with Washington after Trump threatened to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican goods if the government did not stem the flow of migrants reaching the United States.

Under pressure from Washington, Mexico also agreed to expand a program started in January that forces migrants to wait in Mexico for the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims. The United States began increasing the pace of returns of asylum seekers to Mexico on Thursday.

https://thefederalistpapers.org/opinion/trump-wins-migrants-choosing-stay-mexico

Title of the article is a bit deceiving.  It's not the people would rather be in Mexico than the U.S, it's that they'd rather stay in Mexico to wait for asylum instead of going back to Guatemala. Hopefully, Mexico will soon declare that they are a safe country and that should somewhat curb those seeking asylum in the U.S.

How long will it be though before Mexico gets just as fed up with those seeking asylum in their country, especially when they realize the tremendous expense, both economically and on their country.