Urgent Action good news: US-Mexico asylum deal appears unlikely

Diplomatic sources have reported that negotiations to declare Mexico a “safe third country” are off the table.

In recent weeks, Amnesty International received information from journalists who had interviewed diplomatic sources that indicated that the agreement to declare Mexico a “third safe country” was no longer on the negotiating table between Mexico and the US. This deal would have blocked all asylum seekers passing through Mexico from seeking protection in the US and forced them to stay in dangerous and under-equipped Mexico. Last August, Amnesty International opposed this agreement in an Urgent Action www.amnesty.org/en/documents/amr41/8936/2018/en/.

No further action is required of the UA network at this time. Many thanks to all who sent appeals.

This is the first update of AMR 41/8936/2018 Further information: www.amnesty.org/en/documents/amr41/8936/2018/en/

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