Asylum Seekers Escorted to U.S. Border by Julián Castro Denied Entry

HeadlineOct 08, 2019
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Image Credit: Twitter: @JulianCastro

On the U.S.-Mexico border, Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday escorted 12 asylum seekers to the U.S. port of entry at Brownsville, Texas, in a challenge to President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. All 12 were turned around by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The group included a disabled Salvadoran woman and her relatives, as well as nine LGBTQ people from Cuba, Guatemala and Honduras. Many of them report they’ve been threatened and assaulted while they’ve been forced to wait in the Mexican border city of Matamoros. On Twitter, Castro wrote, “By law, these migrants are supposed to be exempt from the Remain in Mexico policy—but @CBP had decided to ignore their due process. Outrageous.”

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