Mexico denies report of deal to host U.S. asylum seekers

Chaos screams as U.S. agents fire tear gas at migrants who tried to breach border fence

"For now, we have agreed to this policy of Remain in Mexico", says Olga Sánchez Cordero, a top official in the incoming administration of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The report quoted incoming Interior Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero, whose office then denied Mexico had agreed refuees could stay on Mexican soil awaiitng processing by United States authorities, while not retracting her original statement.

In his Tweet, Trump also said migrants would not be allowed into the United States "until their claims are individually approved in court".

ASSOCIATED PRESS Seven-year-old Honduran migrant Genesis Belen Mejia Flores waves an American flag at two US border control helicopters flying overhead near a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico.

Marcelo Ebrard denied reaching an agreement which would see asylum seekers waiting in Mexico while their claims were processed in United States courts.

Around 3,000 have taken up an offer, offered by Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto, of asylum and the right to work on the condition they remain in southern Mexico.

Ana Maria Salazar Slack, a former policy adviser to the US Special Envoy for the Americas, said the issue is a "very controversial" one in Mexico.

Robledo said the incoming government wanted to find jobs for Central American migrants in sectors that are short-staffed, such as maquila assembly plants.

Trump went on to tweet that if "for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE" the southern border with Mexico.

Implementation of such a policy would mark a significant victory for President Trump, whose tough immigration stance - including his promises to end catch-and-release and build a wall - has formed a central part of his political platform both before and after his election.

Managing attorney for the Los Angeles office of legal rights organisation Human Rights First, Jenna Gilbert, said Mr Trump's new plan is "outright illegal, and I'm sure the administration will once more see itself in court".

The deal was seen as a way to dissuade thousands of Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the US, a process that can take years. "All will stay in Mexico", the president wrote.

They include designating Mexico a "safe third" country - preventing asylum seekers claiming sanctuary in the USA on the basis they had been offered haven in Mexico.

It added that under the new rules, an applicant whose asylum claim is denied would not be allowed to return to Mexico but would remain in USA custody pending immediate deportation to his or her home country.

After months on the road, the men, women and children in the camp are now living on donated food, sleeping on blankets and sharing makeshift toilet facilities. But agents at the San Diego port of entry process fewer than 100 claims per day.

Elements of the migrant caravan expected to reach the physical border on Sunday in California.

Gastélum said on Friday that he'd asked the United Nations for aid to help with the influx of asylum seekers.

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