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Asylum seekers cross US-Mexico border under ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy rollback

Two groups of asylum seekers -- who were ordered under former president Donald Trump to stay in Mexico while their requests were processed -- cross into the US, as President Joe Biden's administration begins dismantling the controversial "Remain in Mexico" program put in place by his predecessor.

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