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The Trump administration began its new policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico on Tuesday with the return of a Central American man across the border to Tijuana, Speaker of the Ministry of Homeland Security, confirmed.
The migrant, a man from Honduras, was sent back across the border as part of the Trump government's new policy that some asylum seekers should stay in Mexico instead of the US while their immigration cases are over
The government announced last Week the new policy. She said she plans to return asylum seekers across the border to Tijuana in the San Ysidro Port of Entry to await future hearings on immigration to take place in San Diego.
Thousands of Central American migrants are already waiting in Tijuana, many living in shelters and poor conditions.
The asylum seeker moved to Mexico on Tuesday was identified as Carlos Catarlo by Gomez from a source of the Mexican National Immigration Institute in Baja California, Mexico, who was talking to NBC News on condition of anonymity.
When Catarlo Gomez arrived in Tijuana, he asked for information about a shelter.
A senior Mexican immigration official said on Monday that his country would only accept migrants between the ages of 1
The DHS did not immediately respond to the request for comment on the comment by the Mexican official.
The return of Catarlo Gomez to Mexico coincided with a visit by Interior Minister Kirstjen Nielsen to San Ysidro to assess the implementation of the Government's "Migrant Protection Protocols". Nielsen said Monday in a Politics statement "will bring order to the chaotic migration flows, restore the integrity of the United States immigration system, and allow the DHS to focus resources on individuals in the US fleeing persecution at the same time hold individuals accountable for making false immigration claims. "
US. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a memorandum on Monday detailing the new plan. This included surveys of asylum officials at the border to determine whether it is "more likely than not" that the migrant is persecuted or tortured in Mexico "race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion."  Prior to the new policy, migrants who had passed a credible interview with an Asylum Commissioner were the first step in the asylum process. He was allowed in the United States, either imprisoned or released, while their cases were decided.
Federal court decisions require that migrant families with children not be detained for more than 20 days, and President Donald Trump blamed the decision on a record number of families seeking asylum at the border.
Children on the border has reached record heights, exceeding The number of crossings at the southern border between the ports of The total amount is significantly lower than in the 1980s until the 2000s.
Since 2000, according to customs and border guards, fears have fallen by up to 1 million or more migrants a year. In the previous financial year, which ended in September, 396,579 migrants were arrested between ports of entry.