Immigrants seeking asylum along the southwest border will no longer be released into the U.S. while their cases play out, the Trump administration said on Thursday, forcing them instead to wait in Mexico in one of the most significant moves on immigration since the president took office. "They will not be able to disappear into the United States," Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen said on Thursday in remarks before the House Judiciary Committee. "They will have to wait for approval. If they are granted asylum by a U.S. judge, they will be welcomed into America. If they are not, they will be removed to their home countries." The new policy covers immigrants apprehended at border entry points, those who have been interviewed by U.S. immigration authorities and those who have received an immigration court date. It does not apply children traveling alone or to Mexican nationals making asylum claims. Asylum seekers typically wait years on average before their cases are resolved, … [Read more...] about US says asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico
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Last Updated Oct 21, 2018 8:54 AM EDT CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 2,000 Central American migrants swam or rafted across a river separating that country from Guatemala, re-formed their mass caravan in Mexico and vowed to resume their journey toward the United States. The migrants, who said they gave up trying to enter Mexico legally because the asylum application process was too slow, began walking out of the border city of Ciudad Hidalgo at first light Sunday morning, headed 10 abreast for their next stop: the city of Tapachula.The caravan's numbers swelled overnight to an estimated 5,000 people. It's not immediately clear where the additional travelers materialized from. But during a caravan last spring, many migrants who had been working and living at the Guatemala-Mexico border decided to join the caravan when it passed because it was safer to travel together. A group had gathered Saturday at a park in the … [Read more...] about Migrant caravan re-forms in Mexico, with members vowing to reach U.S.
Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 2,000 Central American migrants swam or rafted across a river separating that country from Guatemala, re-formed their mass caravan in Mexico and vowed to resume their journey toward the United States. The migrants, who said they gave up trying to enter Mexico legally because the asylum application process was too slow, gathered on Saturday at a park in the border city of Ciudad Hidalgo. They voted by a show of hands to continue north en masse, then marched to the bridge crossing the Suchiate River and urged those still on it to come join them. The decision to re-form the migrant caravan capped a day in which Mexican authorities again refused mass entry to migrants on the bridge, instead accepting small groups for asylum processing and giving out 45-day visitor permits to some of them. Authorities handed out numbers for people to be processed in a strategy seen before at U.S. border posts when dealing with large numbers of … [Read more...] about Migrant tragedy continues on Mexico-Guatemala border, thousands vow to reach US
Editors USA TODAY Published 8:44 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 More bad news for Mexico as U.S. State Department issues travel advisory Going on vacation anytime soon? If you're heading to Mexico, the U.S. State Department has advice for you: Be careful. The State Department issued a travel advisory warning American citizens headed to Mexico to use caution in several states. "Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread," the travel advisory notes. The advisory comes during the same week that eight bodies were discovered in Cancun. While the travel warning does not include the tourist mecca of the Quintana Roo/Cancun area, many travelers already appear to be weary of traveling to Mexico. Some of the largest U.S. airlines say their bookings to resort areas of Mexico have fallen in recent months, with travel to that region being singled out as one of the few weak spots in an overall robust … [Read more...] about New reasons to think twice about that Mexico trip
Lilly Price USA TODAY Published 2:23 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 The State Department issued a travel advisory Wednesday warning American tourists headed to beach getaways in Cancun, Mexico to use caution after eight bodies were discovered in the city this week. Mexican prosecutors say they have found a total of eight dead bodies on the streets of Cancun, with two bodies dumped at two spots and four others found shot to death individually. None of the killings occurred in the city’s beach-side hotel zone. "Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread," the travel advisory notes. The U.S. government is limited to intervene in emergencies citizens may face in Mexico and government employees cannot travel to certain areas, according to the advisory. The bodies of a man and a woman were found stuffed in the trunk of a taxi early Tuesday in Paseos del Mar, Cancun, local newspaper Riviera Maya News reported. The bodies have yet to … [Read more...] about State Department orders travel advisory for Mexico after 8 bodies found in Cancun