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U.S. to send some migrants back to Mexico as immigration cases proceed: Nielsen

December 20, 2018 4:06 PM
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will soon begin returning individuals who illegally cross the U.S. southern border back to Mexico to wait there while their immigration cases proceed, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Thursday.

The policy change is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to tighten U.S. immigration laws to let in fewer immigrants seeking to enter both legally and illegally.

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