Mexico to let migrants remain while US asylum claims proceed

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico has agreed to a U.S. proposal to let third-country migrants remain in or be returned to Mexico while their claims for asylum in the United States are being processed.

The decision was a historic one for Mexico, which has traditionally refused to accept the return of any migrants who aren't Mexican.

Mexico's Foreign relations Department said Thursday the move is a temporary, humanitarian measure.

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has been struggling with an increase in asylum claims and limits on its ability to detain asylum seekers.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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