Tuesday, March 12, 2019
From NBC News:
Under the Trump administration's Remain in Mexico policy, 240 asylum-seekers have been turned around near San Diego and sent back to Mexico where they must wait until a U.S. immigration judge can hear their case, Department of Homeland Security officials said Tuesday.
The policy, also known as Migration Protection Protocols, has been in place since late January and is designed to curb the number of asylum-seekers the agency must detain or track while they wait months or years for their court hearings.
Immigration advocates say it is a violation of international law to make asylum-seekers wait in unsafe conditions in Mexico.