First Central American asylum seeker sent to Mexico under US's new immigration policy
The United States has sent the first Central American asylum seeker back to Mexico through a crossing at the border city of Tijuana on Tuesday 29th January, as part of the Trump administration's hardened immigration policy. Mexican authorities disclosed this. The Honduran man seeking asylum, was returned to Mexico, under a US policy called the "Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)" by which the United States will return non-Mexican migrants who cross the US southern border back to Mexico while their asylum requests are being processed in US immigration courts. The returned Honduran migrant, Carlos Gomez, who is 55 years old, was identified by the ministry of interior to have entered Mexico last year and has been given a humanitarian visa to remain in Mexico through late November.