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Cotton Statement on Asylum Agreement with Mexico

December 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) today released the following statement after the Trump administration announced that asylum seekers at the Southern border will return to Mexico while their cases are decided:

"Today's agreement is a positive step towards fixing our nation's broken asylum system. I applaud the Mexican government for their cooperation in addressing issues posed by mass Central American migration. Now it's imperative that Congress pass legislation to close asylum loopholes, secure our borders, and restore integrity to our immigration laws."