The primary asylum-seeking Central American households had been despatched again to Mexico from the US on Wednesday. The transfer is the most recent within the Trump administration’s plan to power migrants to attend in Mexico whereas their immigration instances are processed, in keeping with a Mexican official.
The 5 households despatched again to Tijuana, Mexico, had been made up of 4 girls, one couple, and 10 youngsters, stated the official, who was not approved to talk to the press concerning the returned households. The households had been returned to Mexico on the El Chaparral pedestrian border crossing.
Initially solely single adults had been being despatched again to Mexico from the US as a part of the Trump administration’s Migrant Safety Protocols (MPP) coverage.
On Feb. 1, a senior DHS official informed reporters that up till then, the folks returned to Mexico beneath the Migrant Safety Protocols haven’t included households. Nonetheless, they stated they’d be transferring to take away households “very quickly” and had been trying to broaden it past the San Diego-Tijuana border.
“It is a manner to ensure households keep collectively by means of the period of their immigration proceedings,” the official stated.
The pinnacle of Mexico’s immigration enforcement company had beforehand stated Mexico would not settle for underage migrants as a part of this system, and that it would not prolong the coverage past the El Chaparral pedestrian border crossing in Tijuana.