The issue has ignited intense debate within the administration, with officials at the National Security Council, the State Department and the Department of Defense opposing a precipitous drop.
A man who had been beaten and jailed by Venezuelan security agents fled to the United States, but was arrested when he arrived at an asylum interview in Miami.
A growing number of Latin American migrants are choosing to put down roots in Mexico rather than use it as a thruway to the United States.
They fled their home countries seeking safety. Now, with President Trump in the White House, some are making the dangerous passage to Canada.