Asylum seekers to wait in Mexico starting Friday
The Trump administration on Friday will start forcing some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts, an official said, launching what could become one of the more significant changes to the immigration system in years.
The changes will be introduced at San Diego’s San Ysidro border crossing, according to a U.S. official familiar with the plan. San Ysidro is the nation’s busiest crossing.
The policy, which is expected to face a legal challenge, may expand to other crossings. It does not apply to children traveling alone or to asylum seekers from Mexico.