The Trump Administration is using Public Health Laws to shut down any Asylum Requests at all U.S. border enter points. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is turning away all Asylum Requester at U.S borders without review of their Asylum Request.
Asylum Seekers, Jackeline Reyes and her 15-year-old daughter from Honduras where turned away from the border crossing at Reynosa, Mexico on March 24th. The Mother stated, “The agent told us about the virus and that we couldn’t go further, but she didn’t let us speak or anything.”
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Source of Information:
AP News (apnews.com), 4/9/20, News Article:
Trump quietly shuts down asylum at US borders to fight virus
Human Rights Watch (hrw.org), 4/7/20, News Dispatchs:
Trump Administration Using Pandemic as Excuse to Target Asylum Seekers