CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico—New U.S. immigration rules are prompting thousands of migrants along the border to stay in Mexico and request asylum appointments, instead of entering illegally and risking deportation or criminal charges.
The pandemic-era border measure known as Title 42, used to quickly expel asylum seekers, ended at midnight Thursday. After a massive surge of migrants crossed ahead of the deadline, many of those who didn’t make it across have decided to wait in Mexico—for now.
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