DHS: Around 6,000 asylum-seekers have been returned to Mexico to await immigration hearings

5/21/2019 – CNN

asylum_tijuana_caravan_1222By Priscilla Alvarez

The US has returned around 6,000 asylum seekers to Mexico while they await their immigration proceedings, the Department of Homeland Security told CNN on Tuesday. The individuals have been returned under the Migrant Protection Protocols policy, informally known as Remain in Mexico, that requires some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their immigration hearing.

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