Border Officials Keep Sending Asylum Seekers With Disabilities, Illnesses Back To Mexico

“The fact that they have disabilities means that being in those encampments puts them at high risk to further trauma and further medical conditions.”

By Reynaldo Leaños Jr.February 24, 2020 10:07 am, , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Last year, the Trump administration initiated a rule change formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or the MPP. Less formally it became known as the Remain in Mexico Policy. Those seeking asylum in the U.S. are sent back to Mexico to await asylum hearings. Those with health issues are supposed to be exempt from being sent back. But in many cases, these migrants are returned to Mexico.


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