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Joe Biden åbner porten for asylsøgere i Mexico

Joe Biden tilbageruller Donald Trumps "Bliv i Mexico"-politik. Det får migranter fra Syd- og Mellemamerika til at gå mod nord.

Et medlem af den mexicanske nationalgarde observerer en migrant, der krydser floden for at nå til El Paso i Texas. Den rute er blevet brugt af mange migranter, som vil søge om asyl. USA's præsident, Joe Biden, vil åbne portene til USA for 25.000 asylsøgere i Mexico, og de kan nu opholde sig USA, mens de venter på deres afgørelse. Foto: Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters MATAMOROS, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 07: Central American immigrants wash clothing inside a camp for asylum seekers on February 07, 2021 in Matamoros, Mexico. Many of the some 600 people in the camp have been living there for up to a year, waiting for an immigration court hearing across the bridge in Brownsville, Texas. The camp originally sprang up due to former President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, where asylum seekers had to wait in Mexico during the legal process. The courts were then suspended due to the pandemic. Since the inauguration of President Joe Biden, other asylum seekers have begun crossing the Rio Grande into Texas, and immigration authorities have been releasing them pending court hearings. The camp dwellers, however, say they have yet to receive such due process. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY == MATAMOROS, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 07: Central American immigrants wash clothing inside a camp for asylum seekers on February 07, 2021 in Matamoros, Mexico. Many of the some 600 people in the camp have been living there for up to a year, waiting for an immigration court hearing across the bridge in Brownsville, Texas. The camp originally sprang up due to former President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, where asylum seekers had to wait in Mexico during the legal process. The courts were then suspended due to the pandemic. Since the inauguration of President Joe Biden, other asylum seekers have begun crossing the Rio Grande into Texas, and immigration authorities have been releasing them pending court hearings. The camp dwellers, however, say they have yet to receive such due process. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Edwin Gomez fra El Salvador er i Tijuana i Mexico ved grænseovergangen til USA. Han venter på at få sin asylsag behandlet. Han er ivrig efter at krydse grænsen til USA og forenes med sin 15-årige datter, som allerede har fået asyl og bor med sin familie i Texas.

»Hvem troede, at den her dag ville komme? Jeg troede aldrig, det ville ske,« siger en smilende Edwin Gomez...

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