Published On: Fri, Sep 14th, 2018

U.S. To Give Mexico $20M To Help Deport Migrants

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The Trump administration wants to pay millions of dollars to help Mexico deport thousands of migrants who have entered the country hoping to reach the United States, CNN reports.

State Department officials sent a notification to Congress, explaining that $ 20 million would be used to cover the cost of plane and bus tickets, and deport migrants in Mexico to their countries of origin. Part of “migrant removals pilot,” the funds are meant to be transferred from the State Department to the Department of Homeland Security.

This could result in the deportation of up to 17, 000 migrants in Mexico.

“This one time infusion of assistance will help the (government of Mexico) address, and potentially deter, irregular migrant flows, which will help keep illegal immigrants from entering into the United States through the southwest border.”

Under the “migrant removals pilot” program, part of which would be financed by the United States, Mexican authorities would be in charge of detention, interdiction, asylum adjudication, and other similar proceedings.

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