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Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

Sep. 12, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S. as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions Thursday on who qualifies for asylum. "The United States is the only option," Dunea Romero,...

Under US pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy

Sep. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under growing pressure from the U.S. government, Mexico's immigration policy has moved from one promising to help migrants to another characterized by militarized enforcement that has support of the country's foreign secretary. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced...

Mexico says it disagrees with US Supreme Court order

Sep. 12, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an "astonishing" U.S. Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at U.S. borders. Speaking at President Andrés...

Tent courts set to open on border for US asylum seekers

Sep. 10, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is ready to open a tent court on the border to help handle tens of thousands of cases of asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico, with hearings held entirely by videoconference. The court, or "soft-sided" facility as U.S. officials call it, is scheduled to...

Mexico declares success in slowing migrant flow

Sep. 6, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under threat of crippling U.S. tariffs, Mexico said Friday it had reduced the flow of migrants arriving at its northern border by 56% in three months. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said he believes Mexico's strategy of cracking down on illegal migration with a National Guard...

Mexico declares success in slowing migrant flow

Sep. 6, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico says the number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has fallen by 56 percent since an agreement with U.S. officials three months ago to reduce the flow. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard declared the measures a success Friday. He also said the deployment of the National...

AP EXPLAINS: What changed in 90 days of immigration accord?

Sep. 4, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Since last year's caravans of Central American migrants began reaching the U.S. border, the Trump administration had been increasing pressure on Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to stop the flow of migrants. But it was the threat of tariffs on all Mexican imports,...

The Latest: Discrepancies between US, Mexico victim lists

Aug. 6, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Police in El Paso, Texas, have identified the 22 people killed in the weekend mass shooting at a Walmart store, but there are some discrepancies between that list and one the Mexican government released. El...

El Paso deaths climb to 22 as mayor prepares for Trump visit

Aug. 5, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Texas border city jolted by a weekend massacre at a Walmart absorbed more grief Monday as the death toll climbed to 22 and prepared for a visit from President Donald Trump over anger from El Paso residents and local Democratic leaders who say he isn't welcome and should stay away....

Mexico: Texas shooting 'act of terrorism' against Mexicans

Aug. 5, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government said it considers a shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left eight of its citizens dead an "act of terrorism" against Mexicans and hopes it will lead to changes in U.S. gun laws. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard met Monday afternoon...