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Euronews 11 Feb 2020

Greece announces new camps for newly-arrived asylum seekers

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Greece will set up new camps for asylum seekers on its Aegean islands, hoping to end months of overcrowding and violence within its resettlement scheme. The new camps will allow asylum seekers to go out during the day, but they will be locked in at night. …


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Since the "Remain in Mexico" policy, known officially as "Migrant Protection Protocols," was implemented in 2019, nearly 60,000 asylum seekers have been turned back from the U.S. after their hearings and have been told to wait in Mexico. NBC News' Alexa Liautaud heads to migrant camp Matamoros to learn about how people are living and the affect the policy is having on them.
The Supreme Court is expected to decide if the controversial Remain in Mexico Policy can be enforced. The policy, enacted by the Trump Administration about a year ago, requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed. If the court decides against the administration, migrants will be able to cross the border only into California and Arizona. NBC New Now's Alexa Liautaud went to Matamoros, Mexico, the site of a migrant refugee camp that has boomed since the policy started.

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