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Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border

9 months 1 week 3 days ago Friday, December 13 2019 Dec 13, 2019 December 13, 2019 12:33 PM December 13, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By CEDAR ATTANASIO and PHILIP MARCELO
Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A patchwork of Trump administration policies has virtually ended asylum for migrants from Central America but left what immigration officials call “loopholes” open to migrants from non-Spanish speaking countries. In New Mexico and West Texas, that's led to an unexpected trend: Brazilians now make up about a quarter of the migrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents. This week, a top immigration official vowed to stop “catch and release” of Brazilian migrants after more than 18,000 were apprehended on the Southwest Border in the past year.

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