The Trump administration is working on new migration rules that will allow the United States to return asylum seekers back to their home countries This makes sense since most are economic refugees and economics is not a standard for asylum. This will apply only to citizens of countries that have a bilateral agreement with the United States. That would include Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador approved in the last several months.
Those agreements require those three countries to attempt to stop illegals from entering mexico and any that do get through and reach the border of the United States can be sent back to those countries.The agreements were put in place to stem the tide of the caravans heading north. Those caravans are willing to make the long arduous journey to the United States if it means they can enter this country but is much less appealing if it means they will only be returned when caught.
The new rules state:
“Specifically, the rule will aid the United States as it seeks to develop a regional framework with other countries to more equitably distribute the burden of processing the protection claims of the hundreds of thousands of irregular migrants who now seek to enter the United States every year and claim a fear of return. Addressing the eligibility for asylum of aliens who enter or attempt to enter the United States will better position the United States as it engages in ongoing diplomatic negotiations with Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) regarding migration issues in general, and related measures employed to curtail the irregular flow of aliens into the United States,” the policy says.
Mexico gave up their asylum claims and went home, Fox News reports.
So far, the administration has returned more than 55,000 migrants to Mexico. The assessment describes the policy as an “indispensable tool in addressing the ongoing crisis at the southern border and restoring integrity to the immigration system.” It says that it has completed almost 13,000 cases as of Oct. 21.
The new assessment, significantly, cites estimates from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that approximately 20,000 migrants are currently being sheltered in Mexico near the U.S. border as they still seek entry to the U.S. The assessment says that number, though, suggests “a significant proportion of the 55,000+ MPP returnees have chosen to abandon their claims.”