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Reports of possible safe-third country agreement with Mexico

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 11, 2018

    Press reports that the Trump administration is considering a safe third country agreement with Mexico. This agreement would require asylum seekers transiting through Mexico to apply for protection there rather than in the United States. It would allow U.S. border guards to turn back such asylum seekers at border crossings and quickly return to Mexico anyone who has already entered the US to seek refuge, regardless of their nationality. [ID #47]

    Report: U.S. and Mexico discussing a deal that could slash migration at the border

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: CBP USCIS DOS


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