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DHS Returning Migrants To Mexico Raises Due Process Fears

Law360 (January 25, 2019, 8:16 PM EST) -- The Trump administration has begun sending migrants seeking asylum or other immigration benefits in the U.S. back to Mexico to await a decision on their claims, ushering in a sweeping policy change that has sparked due process and safety concerns among advocates and immigration attorneys.

Calling it an "unprecedented action" in a Thursday statement, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said that the government has now put into the effect the new policy, first announced in December, to return certain individuals crossing the southwestern border to Mexico while their immigration cases are pending.

In a memo also released Thursday, dubbed...

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