Exclusive: Mexico opposes US plan to make it take asylum seekers – document, source

  1. Exclusive: Mexico opposes US plan to make it take asylum seekers – document, source  Business Insider
  2. Women Test Mexico’s ‘Macho’ Political Culture With Big Electoral Gains  Wall Street Journal
  3. Pompeo heads high-level US delegation to meet Mexico’s next leader  Reuters
  4. A leftist wins in Mexico and mainstream media is spooked: Will he be bad for capitalism?  Salon
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U.S. judge orders release reviews for asylum seekers

U.S. judge orders release reviews for asylum seekersThe U.S. government has been nearly uniformly detaining asylum seekers who were initially found to have credible fears of persecution instead of releasing them pending hearings on their individual cases as required, a federal judge ruled on Monday in a setback for the Trump administration. The current release rate for the asylum seekers at five U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement offices is approaching zero, compared with over 90 percent just a few years ago, Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said in a 38-page opinion. The government could not explain the steep drop while claiming a release directive is in effect, Boasberg said.


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Canada: Trudeau government cools on asylum seekers as numbers from US rise

Canada: Trudeau government cools on asylum seekers as numbers from US riseAsylum seekers wait to be processed at Lacolle, Quebec, in August last year. Quebec has called for more resources to help with the increase in refugee claimants. The Canadian government has sharpened its tone towards asylum seekers, warning that simply making it across the border is not a “free ticket” to Canada as the number of migrants crossing from the US continues to rise.


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Last big group of caravan asylum seekers cross into U.S.

Last big group of caravan asylum seekers cross into U.S.By Delphine Schrank TIJUANA, MEXICO (Reuters) – Seventy men, women and children poured through a U.S. port of entry early Friday to seek asylum, the largest single group yet accepted by U.S. officials from the caravan of Central American migrants that enraged President Donald Trump. Fleeing Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, the migrants were among the last who had planned to ask for asylum, bringing the total to 228 who have crossed the border since last weekend. The nearly 400 migrants who reached Tijuana last week faced wrenching dilemmas about whether to enter the United States and request asylum, beginning an indefinite and complex process that could end in deportation.


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