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Mexican Govt Denies Trump Claim of Deal to Hold Asylum Seekers in Mexico

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Mexican officials denied a deal to prevent asylum seekers from reaching the USA. Trump officials had told NBC News that the deal with Mexico's government would force asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while U.S. courts process their claims ( reported first in Washington Post)

Saturday, a spokesman for the new Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, denied to NBC News any such agreement and insisted talks of such a deal were premature. "The government does not consider that Mexico assumes the status of 'safe third country' for the attention of Central American migrants who are in Mexican territory." 

Trump tweeted Sunday that it would be "very SMART" if Mexico would stop  migrant caravans "long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer)."

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