>> The journey of migrants heading for the US-Mexico border hit another roadblock on Saturday. This after Mexico's incoming government denied there being an agreement with the Trump administration for a plan that would have asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their claims are being processed in the US. That plan, reported by the Washington Post, would effectively end the catch and release system long criticized by US President Donald Trump that allows those seeking refuge to wait on safer US soil.
The Post had reported that the government of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador originally backed the plan known as Remain in Mexico. But incoming interior minister Olga Sanchez Cordero later said plans to assume safe third country status were ruled out. She called the ongoing talks, quote, very delicate. Lopez Obrador will take office on December 1st.
He's vowed to create more jobs and improve living conditions to stem migration. Trump, meanwhile on Twitter, Saturday, threatening to close the southern border, saying, there's no way that the US will put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore.