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No Outside Observers Allowed in Tent Courts for Migrants Waiting in Mexico

Map of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Outside observers will not be allowed without permission inside tent courts in South Texas where the Trump administration is processing thousands of migrants forced to wait in Mexico, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

The first hearings under the so-called “Remain in Mexico” program began Wednesday in Laredo, Texas. A small number of migrants will have hearings before the tents in Laredo and Brownsville officially open next week.

The “Remain” program, which the U.S. ramped up this summer with Mexico’s cooperation, has been credited by American officials with driving down the number of migrant apprehensions at the southern border, a key goal of President read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com