Kino Border Initiative: Response to Policy Changes at Border for Migrants and Asylum Seekers

The following statement was issued by the Kino Border Initiative on March 18, 2020, in response to policy changes by the Department of Homeland Security to policies at the U.S.-Mexico border regarding asylum seekers and due process. 
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U.S. Shelters for Asylum Seekers Declare: There is Room at the Inn

“There is room in our inns,” was the message from representatives of 31 migrant humanitarian shelters on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico that have collectively served over 320,000 asylum seekers over the course of 2019.
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Border Patrol Increasingly Removing Mexican Asylum Seekers Without a Hearing

Kino Border Initiative: This week, 6 Mexican families were wrongfully removed by Border Patrol despite reporting that they expressed fear of return to agents.