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flwino posted:

what of the refugees from Syria that crossed 10-15 borders to get to germany where it was safe, and jobs.

Great example of the safe country concept.  This, from the UNHCR website, explains the concept further:

""a refugee/asylum-seeker may be returned to the country of first asylum if the person:

  • can enter and remain there,
  • is protected there against refoulement and is treated in accordance with basic human standards,
  • will not be subject there to persecution or threats to safety and liberty, 
  • has access to a durable solution"


In the case at hand the country of first asylum would be Mexico, which I'm not sure could tick any of the boxes above, certainly not the third one.