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A Salvadoran man waiting for U.S. asylum was murdered in Mexico.

A Salvadoran father of two had been living in Tijuana with his family for 4 months under the Remain in Mexico program. The family had presented at the U.S. border, thinking that since they did not cross illegally they would be safe. Instead, the Salvadoran man was kidnapped and murdered while in Mexico. The man’s widow described their encounter with CBP: “We said Tijuana was really dangerous, there was a lot of crime but they didn’t listen to us. They said that they couldn’t do anything because those were Trump’s orders

Asylum Officers Union and Former U.S. Officials File Amicus Briefs Condemning Remain in Mexico Policy

Two amicus briefs were filed yesterday in Innovation Law Lab v. McAleenan, a case challenging the administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPPs), commonly known as the Remain in Mexico policy. Local 1924 of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents over 2,500 bargaining unit employees of USCIS, submitted an amicus brief arguing that the MPPs don’t streamline processes, but rather make the system less efficient. In a separate amicus brief, former immigration, national security, foreign policy, and other public officials stated that “the government’s purported justifications for the MPP[s] do not pass muster.”

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