This December, The Biden administration reached an agreement with the Mexican government to reinstate a Trump era program, known as “Remain in Mexico.” It requires migrants to wait in Mexico while U.S. officials consider their claims. The U.S. government has also kept Title 42 in place, a public health rule that allows border agents to immediately expel migrants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the only exception has been unaccompanied children and some families.
CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock shows us how the Mexican government is responding to the migrant crisis.
Joining the discussion:
- Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch is an Immigration Attorney and Board President of VECINA, an immigration justice advocacy organization.
- Adolfo Franco is an Attorney and Republican Strategist.
- Kim Ives is a Journalist and Editor of Haiti Liberte newsweekly.
- Laura Carlsen is the Director of Americas dot org, an independent policy center.
Haitian migrants began arriving in Tijuana five years ago, and they were welcomed for the most part. But a new wave of migrants is having a more difficult experience. https://t.co/yVeDQTDLPi
— Border Report (@BorderReportcom) December 14, 2021
— US Immigration Update (@USImmigration18) December 17, 2021