The Department of Homeland Security announced a new policy returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their immigration cases are pending.
“This administration has built a wall through illegal policies that cannot stand,” said Archi Pyati, Tahirih Chief of Policy.
“Forcing refugees to remain in Mexico goes against the international obligations that bind the U.S. and its treatment of refugees. It is also inhumane. We know from our trips to Mexico that survivors and families are struggling to stay sheltered, living in unsanitary conditions, exposed to rain and cold, and are vulnerable to additional violence.”