Mexican minister outlines steep drop in number of U.S. asylum seekers waiting in Mexico

by Reuters
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 14:06 GMT

MEXICO CITY, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday that the number of migrants awaiting the outcome of their U.S. immigration cases in Mexico has fallen from 50,000 to 2,500.

Since January 2019, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has sent migrants, many from Central America and Cuba, to Mexico under a policy known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). The policy has been a key element of Trump's push to curb waves of migrants seeking asylum in the United States. (Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz; writing by Julia Love)

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