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How to welcome the migrant caravan?
Those who aren't holders of a Mexican visa or are not asylum seekers will be deported
Asylum in Mexico: A Plural Tradition
Politicians, scientists, artists, religious, activists, ethnic groups, ex-combatants, and even an overthrown monarch have found shelter in Mexico since the 20th century
A surge in the number of Haitians seeking asylum this year prompted the U.S. government to end special protections dating back to Haiti's last major disaster, a 2010 earthquake that killed over 200,000 people
Asylum seekers, many of them fleeing drug-fueled violence south of the border, peaked in 2014 at 170,000, nearly triple the 63,000 who arrived the previous year. Before 2012, there were fewer than 30,000 a year.
California Democratic lawmaker Judy Chu called for the House Judiciary Committee to examine the reasons for the differences and the ability of youngsters to get lawyers in different places.
Advocates want immigrants to attend the hearings because they believe many of those arriving from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have a strong shot of winning asylum but must be in court to do so.
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling in the case of a transgender Mexican woman who sought shelter in the U.S. on the grounds that she would likely be tortured if returned to Mexico.