Skip to comments.Report: US Reaches 'Remain in Mexico' Deal in attempt to keep Caravan out of America
Posted on 11/24/2018 2:17:10 PM PST by Kaslin
The Washington Post reports that President Donald Trump has reached a deal with the Mexican government to keep the migrant caravan, composed of thousands of Central American asylum seekers, within Mexico as the United States' court system processes refugee applications.
The deal known as "Remain in Mexico", would "break with long-standing asylum rules and place a formidable barrier in the path of Central American migrants attempting to reach the United States and escape poverty and violence. By reaching the accord, the Trump administration has also overcome Mexicos historic reticence to deepen cooperation with the United States on an issue widely seen here as Americas problem.
The Post says that Mexican officials and senior members of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obradors transition team say the plan would mean that "asylum applicants at the border will have to stay in Mexico while their cases are processed, potentially ending the system, which Trump decries as catch and release, that has generally allowed those seeking refuge to wait on safer U.S. soil."
For now, we have agreed to this policy of Remain in Mexico, said Olga Sánchez Cordero, Mexicos incoming interior minister, the top domestic policy official for López Obrador, who takes office Dec. 1. In an interview with The Washington Post, she called it a 'short-term solution.'"
The medium- and long-term solution is that people dont migrate, Sánchez Cordero said. Mexico has open arms and everything, but imagine, one caravan after another after another, that would also be a problem for us.
The Post also reported more specifics on the plan:
U.S. officials want to roll out the program at the San Diego border crossing to deal with the caravans that have become a source of frustration for Trump, but they envision it could be expanded to another five to seven crossings along the U.S.-Mexico border. Senior U.S. officials said they want more assurances on how Mexico intends to keep asylum seekers safe and to ensure they dont get deported back to Central America before their asylum claims get resolved.
After an initial fear screening at the port of entry, the asylum seeker would wait until his or her scheduled court appearance before an immigration judge. Then the asylum seeker would be escorted to a federal courthouse by U.S. officers, but would potentially have to return to Mexico again if the judge did not reach an immediate determination on the claim.
Under the rules, an applicant whose asylum claim is denied would not be allowed to return to Mexico. Instead, the person would remain in U.S. custody and face immediate deportation to his or her home country.
The White House has not confirmed nor denied this report.
I believe that loud screaming you hear in the distance is......WINNING!!!!!!!!!!
Mexico is going to start stringing concertina wire all over the place. They don’t want these caravans either. Mexico is going to wind up building a gd wall on their southern border.
Mexico let them into her country; SHE can deal with them!!
...and PAYING for it; too!
Cue the Obama judge.
I guess Townhall and Timothy Meads have crossed the Rubicon into the full lefty zone.
Oh no; Senor.
These caravaners are merely REPLACING the ones that have fled your country for ours. A 'solution'; not a 'problem'.
Be glad to have them, as they'll work for less - doing the jobs that Mexicans WON'T do!
In about 10 minutes.
snipers - caravan leadership
Processing claims doesn’t mean they get in.
.Central American migrants attempting to reach the United States and escape poverty and violence.
Well Timmy, some of them probably don’t like the violence in their home country and some of us American citizens feel sorry for them on that specific and limited point.
But, there are rules for immigrating to America for the whole world that have developed over centuries and these rules just don’t allow South Americans to CRASH the Gate!
Period. End of Story. America’s got her problems too like Liberals and Liberal media and their judges.
We need to deploy every LRAD and ADS system that we have to the southern border . Make it unbearable to be there ( for ‘them’ )
Cue the Obama judge.
Yep, some obscure liberal judge will rule against the deal.
” Mexico is going to wind up building a gd wall on their southern border.”
That would probably be the single most effective way to stop the flow. A wall on Mexico’s southern border would cost a small fraction of what a wall on the US border would cost.
Yes, we had best be prepared. At the point that the applicant is ordered to be deported from US soil, a Leftist judge will issue an injunction that will have to be fought up through the court system with attendant delays.
Processing claims doesnt mean they get in.
Some percentage of them will. And even a small percentage of the tens of thousands heading here will be quite a few people.
The president would not have gotten that degree of cooperation if the invaders had been Mexican.
If you need a reason
Cause too much Hondurans
Guateys and the rest
If you need a reason
Cause president Trump is
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