(Reuters) – The record surge of Central American families at the U.S. southwest border has begun to ease after tougher enforcement efforts in Mexico but conditions in migrant detention facilities remain dire, according to Mexican and U.S. officials.
The U.S. government’s internal watchdog on Tuesday said migrant holding centers in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley were dangerously overcrowded, publishing graphic pictures of cells holding twice as many people as they were built for.
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But there were signs immigration authorities were reducing migration flows, as Democratic lawmakers and presidential hopefuls lashed out at the Trump administration’s handling of the border humanitarian crisis.
Mexico’s government, citing unpublished U.S. data, said migrant arrests at the border fell 30% in June from the previous month after it launched a migration crackdown as part of a deal with the United States to avoid possible trade tariffs.
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The Mexican government said it was now busing home dozens of Central American migrants from border city Juarez who were forced to wait in Mexico for their asylum claims to be processed under a U.S. policy known as “Remain in Mexico.”
“Mexico’s effort to control the flow of migrants appears to have broken a growing trend,” the country’s...
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