Good News

Finally, a breakthrough, as the Trump Administration and the incoming Mexican President López Obrador administration, reach an accord known as Remain in Mexico.

It has not yet been reduced to paper, but the outline is clear in that the existing status quo would continue. Instead of being held in US camps which are over full, applicants would remain in Mexico, perhaps working in maquiladoras, which need workers. With room available in US holding, the INS could double its processing. Applicants whose refugee requests are denied would be immediately deported to their home of record.

The impetus for the Mexican agreement was, according to a Washington Post piece, was the movement of the military to the Border and the threat to close the Border…which would wreck the Mexican economy in just weeks.

So far, the Mexican government has not requested any financial assistance from the US.

GOOD news, all around.

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