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No Sign Of 'Return To Mexico' Policy At San Ysidro Port Of Entry

People line up to cross into the United States to begin the process of applying for asylum near the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico. President Trump has threatened to close the border to asylum-seekers.
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People line up to cross into the United States to begin the process of applying for asylum near the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico. President Trump has threatened to close the border to asylum-seekers.
No Sign Of 'Return To Mexico' Policy At San Ysidro Port Of Entry
GUEST: Max Rivlin-Nadler, San Diego-based freelance journalist Subscribe to the Midday Edition podcast on iTunes,Google Play or your favorite podcatcher.

A new Trump administration policy to return most asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases work their way through the U.S. court system may not be rolling out as planned.

Last week, U.S. officials said the controversial policy would go into effect Friday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. But there is still no indication migrants have actually been returned to Mexico.

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen first announced what she called an "historic action" in December.

San Diego-based freelance journalist Max Rivlin-Nadler has been monitoring the situation at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He joins Midday Edition Monday to discuss how Tijuana officials are responding.