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Asylum-seekers who crossed in Arizona returned to Juarez

1 year 3 months 1 day ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 December 06, 2019 11:31 AM December 06, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By ASTRID GALVAN
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. government says nine Venezuelan asylum-seekers who drove up to an Arizona border crossing have been sent to Juarez, Mexico, to await their pending cases. The Venezuelans were sent back under the Remain in Mexico policy, which requires them to wait south of the U.S. border while their asylum cases wind through the American courts. The Venezuelans were trying to avoid another Trump administration policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico on a list until they’re called up to make a credible threat of fear of returning to their home country.

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