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Asylum-seekers react to restart of Trump policy

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Migrants stranded on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border reacted on Thursday to an early announcement from the U.S. government to reinstate a policy requiring them to stay in Mexico as they await immigration hearings. The Biden administration and the Department of Homeland security acted to comply with a court order to reinstate the Trump-era policy and agreed to Mexico's conditions for resuming it. About 70,000 asylum-seekers have been subject to the policy, which then-President Donald Trump introduced in January 2019 and which Biden suspended on his first day in office. Asylum-seekers were victims of major violence while waiting in Mexico and faced a slew of legal obstacles, such as access to attorneys and case information.


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