In the past year, the Trump administration has used a web of intersecting policies to push back thousands of asylum-seekers and unaccompanied children from the U.S. border, placing them at the mercy of criminal networks that prey on migrants. Already, hundreds of innocent people have been kidnapped, tortured, raped, or extorted because our government chose to send them into harm’s way.
This wholesale attack on asylum ends now. Congress must not be idle when people face death and torture because of our government’s policies. Call on your legislators today to urge them to completely and permanently defund the “Remain in Mexico” program and take similar steps to restore the integrity of our nation’s asylum system.