Congresswoman Escobar Statement on 9th Circuit Court Decision to Block Remain in Mexico
Washington, February 28, 2020
(Washington, D.C.) – Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement in response to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to block the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy:
“For over a year, the Trump administration’s dangerous ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy has been a stain on the rule of law and our nation’s conscience. Today’s decision affirms its illegality and upholds our nation’s commitment to due process and human rights.
“As we continue to fight against the Trump administration’s constant and cruel attacks that have eroded our asylum system, we must hold the Department of Homeland Security accountable. DHS must now follow the law, issue guidance for the nearly 60,000 asylum-seekers who have been returned to Mexico, employ alternatives to detention, and guarantee the humane treatment of all asylum-seekers."