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Border Lies and Misinformation

Submitted by ub on Sat, 11/24/2018 - 21:46

The amount of false information that is spread intentionally or unintentionally continues to increase. While this is not a new practice, the dissemination of false information has now become identified with the term fake news, which may now be reportedly coming directly from The White House.

Although Trump has been seeking to block thousands of Central Americans traveling in caravans from entering the United States and has ordered that immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico are ineligible for asylum, that order has been temporarily suspended by a federal judge.

If Mexico were to assume “safe third country” status, asylum seekers would be required to claim refugee status in Mexico rather than the USA.

And regardless of what POTUS Tweets about Mexico, there is no agreement of any type, according to Mexican minister, who torpedoes Trump claim on a deal to overhaul asylum rules.

Incoming Mexico gov't: No deal to host US asylum-seekers https://apnews.com/69f880e7d26240e0b7692f643f31c81d

‪Reports: Mexico Agrees to Keep Asylum Seekers South of the Border https://thebea.st/2TMUbaq?source=twitter&via=desktop

Mexico has no deal with the U.S. to overhaul asylum rules: incoming... https://reut.rs/2FOQopQ