U.S. returns first Central American asylum-seeker to Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Jan 29 - The United States on Tuesday sent the first Central American asylum-seeker back to Mexico under a new scheme through a crossing in the border city of Tijuana, an official at Mexico's national migration institute said.
The return of the Honduran man is being carried out under a U.S. policy dubbed the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Under the policy, the United States will return non-Mexican migrants who cross the U.S. southern border back to Mexico while their asylum requests are processed in U.S. immigration courts.
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