Attacked in Mexico, Returned to Mexico: Trump Policy Ignores Danger to Asylum-Seekers

Attacked in Mexico, Returned to Mexico: Trump Policy Ignores Danger to Asylum-Seekers

Gus Bova, The Observer (September 30, 2019)

Under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), the Trump administration has returned more than 48,000 asylum-seekers since January to await their court dates in Mexico, a country where kidnapping and assault of migrants is rampant. Over the course of two months, the Observer has uncovered multiple stories showing that the program includes no meaningful screening for even the most obvious threats to migrants’ safety and lives.

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