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Almost 1M migrants apprehended on US-Mexico border

Almost 1M migrants apprehended on US-Mexico border Almost 1M migrants apprehended on US-Mexico border
Deanna Wagner | 08 October, 2019, 20:12

Castro said the migrants identify as "members of the LGTBQ community" who have been "beat up", and one is disabled.

For most that meant being processed by immigration officials and then released to await a hearing on their asylum claim, but they usually disappeared into the U.S. interior hoping to settle.

"The same people who are living with us discriminate against us", one of the asylum seekers, Mari, 24, told the newspaper.

Morgan said the administration is also preparing this week to fully enforce a sweeping regulation allowed by the Supreme Court that would render most migrants who travel through a third country to reach the US ineligible for asylum. US President Donald Trump called the surge of arrivals a crisis and declared a national emergency in February to secure funds to build a wall on the border with Mexico. There are reports that they have even been attacked by other potential asylum-seekers as they wait in Mexico. "This is, of course, a mockery of due process".

"We just heard the bad news that all 12 of our clients escorted by [Castro] were sent back to Mexico", the organization said.

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The Trump administration has stepped up efforts to discourage an exodus from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador by asking Mexico to impede their transit and requiring them to apply for asylum in the first country they enter - meaning either Guatemala or Mexico. "These 12 people have been in CBP custody for 3 hours, which means that each person had less than 15 minutes for their non-refoulement interviews", the Texas Civil Rights Project said.

Civil rights groups argue these migrants are placed in a unsafe situation when they are returned to Mexico.

Of course, the 12 asylum seekers are far from alone in being denied a chance to remain in the USA while their cases are being processed.

Meanwhile, a June analysis by Reuters found that only 1 percent of people affected by the Remain in Mexico policy had seen their cases successfully pulled from the program.

Crossing back into the U.S., Castro presented to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers 13 asylum seekers who, he claimed, are exempt from MPP rules and legally entitled to wait in the United States for their hearings.