US starts sending asylum seekers across Arizona border

PHOENIX (AP) — The United States (US) government on Thursday began sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 563 kilometres away in Juarez, Mexico. Authorities are expanding a programme known as Remain in Mexico that requires tens of thousands of asylum seekers to wait out their immigration court hearings in Mexico. Until this week, the government was driving some asylum seekers from Nogales, Arizona, to El Paso, Texas, so they could be returned to Juarez. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin