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Flaws seen in Mexico's over-taxed asylum programme

The US-Mexico border wall in Otay Mesa, California. Far fewer Central Americans appear to be attempting to enter the US, and a growing number are seeking to remain in Mexico, overburdening an asylum system that advocates say has not kept pace with demand.

Mexico City

AS the Trump administration pushes forward with its plans to harden the south-west border, Mexico has found itself under pressure to take in an increasing number of asylum seekers making their way north from Central America, many of them fleeing gang violence.


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