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When this idea was first proposed it was deemed to be a non-starter right out of the gate. The President wanted migrants presenting themselves at the US border with Mexico to wait in that nation while their applications for entry were processed since detention facilities to hold them on our side of the border were strained well beyond capacity. The previous Mexican administration wanted nothing to do with it and the liberal cohort on our side of the border described it as inhumane.
The Trump administration announced a new illegal immigration policy on Thursday, where migrants seeking asylum in the United States must return to Mexico while their claims are processed.
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Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen cited emergency powers under the Immigration and Nationality Act as she revealed the new measures, according to the Washington Post. She told Congress that immigrants entering the country illegally or without proper documentation will go to Mexico “for the duration of their immigration proceedings” and called the policy “historic.”
Mexico’s Foreign Relations department agreed to the policy and called the move a temporary, humanitarian one.
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The entire goal here, basically since the beginning of this administration, has been to end the catch and release policy which has been in place for far too long. Decades of bitter experience have shown us that illegal immigrants who are detained in our country and released while awaiting a court date frequently do not show up, simply disappearing into the interior of the United States.
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