As we begin 2020, we turn to one of the biggest issues under the Trump administration: immigration.
Since President Trump took office, there have been numerous policies implemented, attempting to stem migration flows into the United States. One of the most significant being the Migrant Protection Protocols, known colloquially as “Remain in Mexico.” Under this policy, the U.S. government has sent more than 55,000 people to Mexican border towns, while they wait for their asylum hearing in court.
While sitting in this limbo, many asylum seekers in Mexico have been subjected to violence. In early December, the organization Human Rights First documented the scale of this danger, citing 636 publicly-reported cases of kidnapping, rape, murder, and torture for migrants under the program.
Nicole Narea, an immigration reporter for Vox, joined The Takeaway to break down the Migrant Protection Protocols and other immigration policies as we head into 2020.
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