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Venezuelans and other migrants are struggling to come to terms with a new U.S. policy discouraging border crossings. And one small town in southern Mexico is unexpectedly playing host to thousands of migrants camped far from the U.S. border.
The Biden administration's expansion of asylum restrictions to Venezuelans poses a potentially enormous challenge to already overstretched Mexican shelters.
Mexico’s president has begun exploring plans to sidestep congress to hand formal control of the National Guard to the army, a move that could extend the military’s control over policing in a country with high levels of violence.
Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said in a statement late Friday that Caro Quintero was arrested for extradition to the U.S. and would be held at the maximum security Altiplano prison about 50 miles west of Mexico City.
In September, Mexico's Supreme Court issued a decision that effectively decriminalized abortion in the heavily Catholic nation. That same month, the most restrictive abortion law in the United States went into effect in Texas.
DHS Secretary Mayorkas said the U.S. has allowed about 12,400 to enter the country, at least temporarily, while they make claims before an immigration judge to stay in the country.
The number of migrants at the border camp had been reduced to about 4,000 on Thursday morning as U.S. authorities had ramped up efforts to remove migrants from the camp.
The options remaining for thousands of Haitian migrants straddling the Mexico-Texas border are narrowing as the United States government was ramping up expulsion flights to Haiti on Tuesday and Mexico began busing some away from the border.
The decision will immediately only affect that state on the Texas border, but court President Arturo Zaldívar says it establishes "obligatory criteria for all of the country's judges," compelling them to act the same way in similar cases.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's party and its allies appeared poised to maintain their majority in Mexico's lower chamber of the congress. But initial election results showed they fell short of a supermajority.
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