AUSTIN,Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo says: it will begin receiving migrants returned from the U.S. while they wait for their asylum cases to make their way through U.S. courts.
This is part of an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that stopped the threat of U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods.
The expansion of the "Migrant Protection Protocols" program will take place at three points along the border.
Nuevo Laredo's Mayor Enrique Rivas says his city could receive up to 200 asylum seekers daily beginning on Friday.
He says the city already houses 3,000 migrants in shelters.
And, they're looking into opening another one to accommodate the expected influx.
FOX 7 Austin’s Mike Warren and Rebecca Thomas spoke to Rebecca Lightsey, the executive director of "American Gateways,” about immigration and helping detained parents.