As the Administration attempts to deter migrants from coming into the U.S., some seeking safety and Asylum are left in limbo. One policy called the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as “Remain in Mexico,” has sent more than 55,000 people back to Mexico as they petition for safety in the U.S.
JRS Mexico is accompanying some of these asylum seekers, many of whom are face are forced to live in dangerous and uncertain circumstances, making sure they have a place to stay, enough food to eat, and enough money to take a bus back to the U.S. border for their court date.
Protections for individuals fleeing violence and arriving at our borders have been written into domestic law and included in treaties signed by the U.S. Government. For decades, people seeking protection from violence in their home countries have entered the asylum process in the U.S., with 96 percent of asylum seekers appearing for all their court proceedings.
Take the time to urge your legislators to reverse the “remain in Mexico” policy and protect asylum.