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EAGLE PASS, Texas — Federal and local officials here are impressed with Mexico’s new effort to slow down the rate at which Central American migrants are allowed to cross into Texas.
Mexico has opened up a facility in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras to house and feed migrants while they await to file their U.S. asylum claim. Mexico is also paying for hundreds of federal police to stand guard outside the facility’s fence and keep them from cross into the U.S. — anyone caught trying to break out of the facility gets deported from Mexico.
The article goes on to state the following:
The new effort is making an impression on U.S. officials charged with monitoring the border in Texas.
“This is the first time that I’ve seen them do something,” Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber told the Washington Examiner.
The South Texas sheriff said people have migrated from Central America and Mexico to the U.S. for years, but only now is Mexico putting its foot down to prevent future caravans, a new immigration phenomenon.
The report said that U.S. border officials are only allowing 20 people each day to make their claim for asylum. At that rate, it will take months and months for them all to be processed. The facility is now reportedly down to about 1,500, as some migrants have given up and accepted Mexico’s offer to give them a free trip back home.
Troops, @CBP & Texas state troopers line up on southern border. A caravan of 1,800 arrived a week ago.
Many learned asylum claims will take months & now 100 + want to return home rather than wait.
One condition for asylum in US is fear of persecution in home country. pic.twitter.com/4x3rf0Er9D
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 11, 2019
Below are little-seen videos of the migrant caravan’s arrival, as they were bused in to the border town last week.
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