Mexico rejected the new asylum restrictions requested by the President of United States Donald Trump, to top the flow of undocumented migrants who trying to cross the neighbors’ common border on Monday.
Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Mexico would not become a garbage dump for asylum seekers rejected by the United States, adding that his country would at the same time respect its obligation not to send refugees back to the dangerous zone.
The decision overturned on Monday by the government, Trump, declared ineligible the provision of illegal immigrants who came to the United States from the southern border and didn’t requested for the protection of asylum in any of the countries they crossed to get there.
“Mexico does not agree with measures that limit asylum or refuge for those that fear for their lives in their country of origin,” said Ebrard.
He said Mexico would be respecting the UN’s non-refoulement principle that bans countries from expelling or returning “a refugee in any manner whatsoever to the frontiers of territories where his (or her) life or freedom would be threatened.”
Mexico’s announcement comes after the Guatemala’s Constitutional Court prevented President Jimmy Morales from signing an immigration agreement with the United States that would have designated the Central American nation as a “safe third country,” forcing it to offer asylum to all the migrants who enter the United States.
“We will not enter any safe third country negotiations without the express authorization of Congress,” Ebrard told a news conference.
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