Today, on Independence Day, Booker now faces the possibility of arrest.
HAPPENING NOW: @SenBooker escorts victims of abuse seeking asylum across the Santa Fe bridge from Juárez, Mexico to El Paso, TX. The asylum seekers were sent back to Mexico under the MPP program. They have asked for their identities to be protected. @CoryBooker2,95611:51 PM – Jul 3, 2019 · El Paso, TX1,738 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy
The senator spent 4+ hours speaking w/ the asylum seekers at the Organización Internacional Para Las Migraciones (OIM) in Juárez prior to the border crossing. The action comes following the campaign’s statement to end the border crisis.
The senator has made it through with the asylum seekers. They will receive proper care/protection at a shelter (not a detention center) here in the United States.38512:22 AM – Jul 4, 2019 · El Paso, TXTwitter Ads info and privacy90 people are talking about this
Never to be outdone, Booker upped the ante three days later by traveling to the same city and, not only speaking with alleged asylum seekers, but also reportedly escorting five of them into the United States in possible violation of federal immigration laws.
According to independent reporter Andrew Kimmel, the asylum seekers had been sent back to Mexico after applying for asylum as per the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MMP) program, which mandates that asylum seekers wait in Mexico as their asylum claims are processed. …
In defense of his actions, Booker told Kimmel and a group of other reporters Wednesday that he believes the five asylum seekers were “unjustly denied the ability to present themselves for asylum.”
That was patently false. The fact that they must wait for their asylum claims to be processed isn’t in any way, shape or form equivalent to them being “unjustly denied” the right to apply for asylum. …
What do you think? Should Booker be arrested for violating federal law?
I doubt it will actually happen, but we’ll have to wait and see. Anything could happen.
To be continued…
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