The U.S. Department of Homeland Security indicated that, given current operational considerations, it could no longer say when it would start bringing in migrants
MIGRATION | The department planned to start accepting asylum seekers with active cases | PHOTO EFE
This Monday the United States canceled the measure it had set to bring asylum seekers to Texas at two ports of entry. With this he frustrated the hopes of all the people who have waited for months in Mexico complying with the provisions of the politics of the era of Donald Trump.
In a statement published by the United States Department of Homeland Security, authorities indicated that, given current operational considerations, it could no longer say when it would begin to bring migrants through the ports of Brownsville and El Paso, Texas, the agency reported. news Reuters.
The department was scheduled to begin accepting asylum seekers with active cases in those locations on Monday and Friday.
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A spokeswoman for the Department of Security did not want to give information about the case, but assured that the agency will begin to use these places once the international partners implement certain measures that guarantee safety, health and adequate processing systems.
President Biden promised that he would reverse the Trump-era program, known as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which forced more than 65,000 asylum seekers, mostly Central Americans, to cross the border awaiting hearings in the United States immigration courts.
Although the majority returned home, some remained in Mexico in dangerous conditions; vulnerable to kidnapping and other types of violence.
The Biden administration said it will first find a way to deal with about 25,000 people with active cases. The United Nations, for its part, created a website for people to register.
“We are really confused because we don’t see any change. We are just looking for help, ”said Josue Cornejo, a migrant from Honduras who has been trapped in a makeshift camp in Matamoros, Mexico, across the border from Brownsville, for more than a year. “They are not telling us anything,” he said in a video message.
The decision to reverse the program began Friday at a port of entry in San Ysidro, California, where 50 asylum seekers have so far been processed.
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