U.S. will assign dozens of border agents to migrant asylum interviews

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Border Patrol agents are seen during a tour of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporary holding facilities in El Paso, Texas, U.S., May 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Up to 60 U.S Border Patrol agents will be trained to conduct initial asylum screenings as part of a pilot effort to speed up the vetting of migrants who seek refuge in the United States, U.S. officials told a congressional committee on Thursday. Ten border agents are currently undergoing the training to […]

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