Letter: In support of H.R. 2662, the Asylum Seeker Protection Act
First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Representative Veronica Escobar, urging them to thank her for her leadership in introducing H.R. 2662, the Asylum Seeker Protection Act.
Excerpt from the letter:
The legislation would defund the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” or Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy, which began on January 29, 2019, and denies asylum seekers of due process and endangers their safety and well-being. The most recent reports are that U.S. officials have turned away and sent more than 59,000 people to Mexico, including more than 16,000 children, to wait on a court date.