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The House will investigate “Remain in Mexico

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee announced that it is launching an investigation into the Migrant Protection Protocols, or “Remain in Mexico” policy. Several committee members have asserted that the protocols are illegal and open asylum seekers up to “murder, sexual violence, and kidnapping” in Mexico.

Some asylum officers rebelled against Trump policies.

The union for asylum officers and other immigration officers objected to Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which forced them to send vulnerable asylum seekers to Mexico for the duration of the US court case. Some individual asylum officers took matters into their own hands, refusing to conduct interviews under the “Remain in Mexico” program. Other asylum officers spoke out against the policy after its implementation, feeling morally shaken by sending asylum seekers to a country where they had already been harmed and were in fear.

Judge Tells Trump to Stop Sending Central American Asylum Seekers Back to Mexico

Vox reports on the order issued yesterday by a federal judge in California enjoining the Trump administration from continuing to implement or expand the Migrant Protection Protocols, commonly known as the Remain in Mexico policy. Since late January, the policy has resulted in more than 600 asylum seekers being sent back to Mexico.

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