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Multiple members of Border Control have alleged that a Democratic Congresswoman, Representative Veronica Escobar, is sending her staffers into Mexico to coach asylum seekers on how to exploit a loophole in the “remain in Mexico” policy in order to help them return to the United States.
Under the bilateral Migration Protection Protocols, or “Remain in Mexico” policy, anyone returned must be fluent in Spanish because they may have to reside in Mexico up to five years until a U.S. federal judge decides their asylum claim. A Democratic politician’s aides resorting people back to the port are telling officers the Central American individual with them cannot speak Spanish despite their having communicated in it days earlier, CBP officials said.
“What we’re hearing from management is that they’re attempting to return people, and the story was changed in Mexico, where a person who understood Spanish before now doesn’t understand – where a person who didn’t have any health issues before now has health issues,” the union representative said.
Basically, Escobar’s team is going down to Mexico, interviewing individuals who have been returned to the country after seeking asylum in the U.S., and helping them change their stories so that they qualify to wait inside the United States. In one case, an Escobar aide and a local Catholic diocese official brought a 17-year-old male migrant back to the border, asking that he be admitted to the U.S. because he had “cognitive disabilities.” The migrant was returned to Mexico because his supposed disability was diagnosed not by a medical professional but by one of Representative Escobar’s aides.
A Constituent Information and Privacy Release Form with the seal of the U.S. House of Representatives was also found in the 17-year-old’s file.
“Management saw that form and was like, ‘What is this?’ and reached out to our International Liaison Unit. And ILU said, ‘Yes, Veronica Escobar and several other politicians are trying to defeat the [“remain in Mexico”] program,” the union said.
Yeah…. none of this sounds shady at all.
The Democrats are just upset that these migrants are being forced to wait outside of the U.S. until their number is called, rather than being allowed to disappear into the interior of the country, where they will likely never be heard from again. Meanwhile, the Democrats fight tooth and nail to stop any effort to provide funds and other resources that would help speed up the process and actually get these migrants into the U.S. legally.