A sudden increase in the number of Mexican families and asylum seekers trying to cross into the United States has raised fears of a new border crisis, frustrating Department of Homeland Security officials who are unable to deter Mexican nationals with the same restrictive immigration policies designed to keep Central Americans out of the country. Mexico surpassed Guatemala and Honduras in August to again become the single-largest source of unauthorized migration to the United States, according to administration officials who provided data on the Mexican migrants but were not authorized to speak about the situation publicly. In recent weeks, thousands of Mexican adults and children have been camping out in queues at U.S. border crossings, sleeping in tents while awaiting a chance to apply for safe refuge. Most concerning to U.S. authorities is the percentage of Mexicans declaring a fear of persecution or harm, a claim that typically prevents their rapid deportation. Their requests for asylum are adding to the backlog of nearly one million pending cases in U.S. immigration courts, and by law, the United States must process their claims. Neither the government of Mexico nor the Trump administration has publicly acknowledged the sudden change, a trend that threatens to shatter the fragile detente between the U.S. president and Mexican leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The number of Mexican adults arrested along the border jumped by about 25 percent from the end of July to the end of September, a period when migration from Guatemala, Honduras and Salvadoran continued to decline, according to the latest statistics obtained by The Washington Post. The number of Mexican family groups taken into custody also surged, officials said. Many of the migrant Mexican families say they are escaping corruption and flaring drug...
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Exactly who or what group is spreading the false information? And isn't it about time the USA sent out true notices about any attempt to enter claiming asylum, especially 'economic' asylum?

["It's a reaction to false information, but it's also a reaction to the economic conditions in our country," Cortés said.]

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Dudes, you need your own revolution. FIGHT FOR YOUR OWN COUNTRY.

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God, please stop these hoards of corrupt & miserable people. They won't even fight for their own homelands, but instead want to export their misery to US. They hate us heritage folks when they arrive, and want to remake our country into the hellholes they left...

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SOS, problem solved.

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