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Mexico slams US Supreme Court order on asylum restrictions

Mexico has refused to “accept under any circumstances” with US Supreme Court ruling granting a Trump administration request to fully enforce a new rule curtailing asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Supreme court on September 11 said that so long as the issue is being litigated, immigrants who want asylum can be required to first seek safe haven in a third country through which they travel on the way to the United States.

Mexico Foreign Minister has said that the court’s decision is astonishing in the impact that it is going to have.

Mexico has long resisted a so-called safe third country agreement with the US that would require migrants to request asylum there first, but the court’s decision appears to have unilaterally brought about the same result.

It is to be noted that following threats in late May by Trump to impose tariffs on all Mexican imports, Mexico on June 7 pledged to take a series of steps to curb migration, including sending thousands of its National Guardsmen to the country’s borders.

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