The US Department of Homeland Security declared a vital change in the immigration policy, claiming it would send non-Mexican immigrant back South of the border while their asylum in US requests proceeds. The government said that it would receive some of those migrants for compassionate reasons, in what many will see as an allowance to the administration of US President Donald Trump.
Security Secretary of US Homeland Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement, “Aliens trying to game the system to get into our country illegally will no longer be able to disappear into the United States, where many skip their court dates”.
“Instead, they will wait for an immigration court decision while they are in Mexico ”.In response, the foreign ministry of Mexico underlined that it still has the right to confess or cancel the entry of foreigners into its region.
“Mexico’s government has decided to take the following actions to benefit migrants, in particular, unaccompanied and accompanied minors, and to protect the rights of those who want to start an asylum process in the United States”.
The ministry said the measures taken by the Mexican and US government do not establish a “safe third country” scheme, where migrants would have to urge US asylum while in Mexico.
Trump tweeted on 24th November that migrants at the Mexico-US border would stay in Mexico until their asylum professes were independently sanctioned in US courts.
The new President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office on 1st December.
The reaching of multiple thousand Central Americans in the border city of Mexico of Tijuana about a month ago ensouled Trump to rally the US military to check the border security, while regulating the number of asylum applications received per day.