Central American migrants can be barred from seeking asylum in the US

September 12, 2019

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Central American migrants returned to Mexico from the US under the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) wait for their court hearing for asylum-seekers — and have breakfast at a migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Sept. 12, 2019.

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Officials in Mexico respond to Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling that Central American migrants can be barred from seeking asylum in the US. The new rule temporarily forbids asylum applications from migrants who have passed through another country on their way to the US without applying for and being denied asylum there. This puts a lot of pressure on Mexico. Plus, Israelis head to the polls Sept. 17 to decide if they'll give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu another term to lead their nation. The World's Matthew Bell is in Israel and speaks with voters in the city of Rehovot, which has been called the "Ohio of Israel." 

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