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Mexico Says It Could House Migrants Awaiting Asylum On One Condition

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Mexico's incoming government says it's willing to consider letting thousands of Central American migrants reside in Mexico while their asylum claims are processed in the U.S.

Mexico reportedly wants the Trump administration to contribute U.S. aid to development projects in Central American countries like Honduras and El Salvador. 

Mexico's incoming foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard — who's scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Sunday to discuss the migration issue at the border — told reporters that the U.S. should invest around $20 billion. 

The idea revolves around rebuilding parts of Central America and southern Mexico to make them more desirable places to live. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reportedly hopes doing so will decrease the number of migrants trying to seek asylum elsewhere.

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