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The United States today abruptly canceled earlier plans to grant asylum to migrants at two entry points in Texas, lowering hopes for hundreds of people waiting months in Mexico to enter the United States, although new President Joseph Biden promised to change Trump’s claim. policy towards migrants.
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The Ministry of Internal Security (DHS) said that “taking the current operational considerations”, they cannot say at the moment when they will allow migrants to enter through the Brownsville and El Paso crossings, Reuters reported.
The ministry announced last week that it would start accepting asylum applications in active cases at two crossings, on Monday and Friday.
A DHS spokeswoman did not give specific reasons for postponing the granting of asylum, but said that the ministry will start considering those locations when international partners start implementing certain measures that will ensure security, health and adequate processes.
Biden has promised to suspend Donald Trump’s program, known as the “Migrant Protected Protocol” (MPP), which forced more than 65,000 Latin Americans to leave the United States, reminds Reuters.
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