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Latin America Today

Mar 24, 2020

Savitri Arvey of the University of California at San Diego's U.S.-Mexico Center has co-written a series of reports documenting U.S. authorities' practice of "metering" asylum seekers along the Mexico border, keeping them in Mexican border towns for weeks or months at a time. With the current COVID-19 border closure, she says, U.S. authorities aren't letting anybody cross to ask for asylum.