“It’s hard to imagine travel more essential than the journey an asylum-seeker makes to flee persecution. Yet today’s restrictions, which empower the US to push back people who lack proper documentation, may inexcusably prevent asylum-seekers and unaccompanied children – two of the populations at greatest risk of danger – from accessing safety.
“This is cruel, short-sighted, and opportunistic. Every person has the right to seek safety. Full stop.”
To schedule an interview or for further background, contact Mariya Parodi at [email protected]
Trump administration using coronavirus pandemic to justify discriminatory ban on asylum-seekers at southern border (news statement, March 18, 2020)