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Migrant caravan members held in Piedras Negras shelter begin voluntary deportation

Mexican officials reported that at least 27 migrants who were part of the incoming caravan requested voluntary deportation back to their home country on Thursday, February, 7.

The individuals who requested their return were put into a bus and were transported to Iztapalapa in the State of Mexico.

At this point, Mexican officials continue facilitating assistance to those who are currently under their care and are seeking to continue with the asylum process, if they do qualify.

It’s expected that numerous individuals who left their country in search of asylum in the United States will not make it though due to non-qualification.

Mexico does have certain permits it may grant to some of this individuals so they can stay in that country up to a year.

The United States on an average month receive up to 4,660 people who are seeking asylum.

A majority of those individuals do not meet the requirements established by law and are deported back to their country of origin.

On the other side of the Rio Grande Rover U.S. Customs, Border Protection agents are currently processing 16 to 20 asylum claims per day at the Eagle Pass Port of Entries.

With over 1,700 people seeking asylum the interview/briefing process could take up to 5 1/2 months

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