So far, the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy has been a success.
The number of Central American migrants applying for asylum has dropped considerably because of how asylum seekers must now wait in Mexico for their cases to be heard instead of being released into the U.S.
While the wave of asylum seekers from Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have fallen, Mexican nationals have replaced them. Many of these Mexican asylum seekers are claiming that cartel violence is getting worse and they are fleeing in fear for their lives.
Regardless of their reasoning, Mexicans now comprise half of asylum seekers at the southern border according to a report from PJ Media. Given that Mexicans are not subject to the “Remain in Mexico” policy, the Trump administration has had to tackle this matter in a unique way.
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