Mexico not ready for safe third country agreement with U.S. -ambassador

by Reuters
Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:02 GMT

WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) - Mexico is not ready to sign a safe third country agreement with the Trump administration regarding asylum seekers at their shared border, the Mexican ambassador to the United States said on Thursday.

Martha Barcena, speaking at an event in Washington, said the United States must speed up its processing of asylum claims and that migrants cannot wait in Mexico for three years waiting for U.S. action. (Reporting by Alexandra Alper Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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