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US: Don’t Return Asylum Seekers to Mexico

Expand The port of entry to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. © 2017 Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) – The US Department of Homeland Security has announced a policy, effective immediately, that will return asylum seekers to Mexico while their claims are processed in the United States. This raises serious concerns about whether asylum-seeking adults and families will be obstructed in their ability to pursue their asylum claims, have decisions delayed to the point of having their claims for protection unanswered, and exposed to harm in Mexico while their claims are pending. Prior to the announcement…

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