Mexico’s incoming government denied a new report that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through US immigration courts, one of several options the administration of US President Donald Trump has been pursuing in negotiations for months.
“There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the US government,” future Interior Minister Olga Sanchez said in a statement on Saturday.
The Washington Post reported earlier Saturday that the Trump administration had reached a deal with the future Mexican government for a plan dubbed “Remain in Mexico.”
Sanchez did not explain in the statement why The Post had quoted her as saying there had been agreement.
The newspaper quoted her as saying that the incoming administration of Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had agreed to allow migrants to stay in Mexico as a “short-term solution” while the US considered their…