Univision News: Attorneys- U.S. Border Patrol systematically violates asylum seekers’ rights

The past five years have seen a 400 percent increase in the number of Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States. But nearly 90 percent of claims were denied.

TIJUANA, Mexico—U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents along the U.S.-Mexico border are preventing people from entering the country to seek asylum in the United States, according to lawyers and advocates who represent migrants fleeing their home countries.

Nicole Ramos, a pro bono lawyer in Tijuana, told Univision that CBP agents at San Diego’s San Ysidro Port of Entry and other border crossings send asylum seekers of all nationalities back to Mexico without assessing their claims.

“I have accompanied asylum seekers to the Port of Entry, and given Customs and Border Protection everything they need for an asylum case,” she says. “Then the officer turns the asylum seeker away.”

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One thought on “Univision News: Attorneys- U.S. Border Patrol systematically violates asylum seekers’ rights

  1. Our Spanish class all send thanks for your prior enlightening article. You are providing us an eye opening curriculum & lively discussion.

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