More than 5,000 migrants returned under “Remain in Mexico” policy
The Mexican official said the American policy is creating an unsustainable situation for the country’s government, led by leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Still, the official said the Mexican government will continue to prioritize the safety of migrants.
“It has many implications,” the official added, referring to the “Remain in Mexico” policy. “However, with the new immigration policy, all the tools we have to apply to safeguard the physical and moral integrity of foreigners must be applied, regardless of condition or nationality.”
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees the implementation of the policy, told CBS News last week that it had returned 3,700 asylum seekers to Mexico. The agency did not immediately respond to inquiries about the apparent discrepancy between its tally and that of the Mexican government.
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