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Mexico seeking further information from U.S. on migration plan

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    The migrant caravans are stuck. Mexico seeking further information from U.S. on migration plan
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Mexico will ask for further information from the U.S. government on its plans to send migrants seeking asylum in the United States to Mexico

 Mexico will ask for further information from the U.S. government on its plans to send migrants seeking asylum in the United States to Mexico while their cases are processed, Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday.

Speaking at a regular news conference alongside President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Interior Minister Olga Sanchez, Ebrard said migrants seeking to enter the United States would continue to make their asylum applications in the United States.

The migrant caravans are stuck.

Thousands of Central Americans who traveled north to the U.S. border in the fall, drawing dire warnings from President Trump, have settled into an uneasy existence in Tijuana, facing a backlash on both sides of the border.

Coordinators who helped direct the migrants through Mexico with bullhorns and advice have largely vanished and many of the migrants are frustrated, unsure what to do next.

“It’s like a house without the parents,” said Andrea Ramirez, 41, a Guatemalan who is living with her two daughters in El Barretal migrant shelter in Tijuana, where many caravan members have settled. “The children do whatever they want.”