Dec 20, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Mexico will host U.S. asylum-seekers until cases are processed

Migrants waiting near the U.S. border

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Mexico announced on Thursday morning that it will allow migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to remain on its soil while their applications are processed, the AP reports.

Why it matters: This was a priority for the Trump administration, which has now cut a deal with a Mexican administration that couldn’t have more different views on immigration, or just about anything else. The announcement comes two days after the Trump administration pledged billions of dollars in aid to Central American nations and southern Mexico as part of new Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's “Marshall Plan” for Central America.

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