Trump Policy That Sends Asylum Seekers Back to Mexico Is About to Be Expanded to Texas

EL PASO - Plans to dramatically expand the Trump Administration's controversial "Remain in Mexico" policy are expected any day, paving the way for what critics say will be thousands of migrants left in limbo on the border.Migration Protection Protocol, also known as Remain in Mexico, went into effect as a pilot project in the Tijuana-San Diego border in December to serve as a deterrent by forcing Central America migrants to return to Mexico pending the outcome of their legal petitions, a process that can take years.The proposed policy, facing a lawsuit by the ACLU, is expected to take effect soon in other parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, according to sources, including U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso, who was earlier briefed by Customs and Border Protection officials and has been informing local leaders in the region."We are hearing one thing locally and another thing in Washington, and we are trying to find out exactly what's going on," said Escobar, saying the situation is fluid.  Continue reading...

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