The Trump Administration is Planning Mass Video Proceedings for Immigrants in Tents on the Border

The Trump Administration is Planning Mass Video Proceedings for Immigrants in Tents on the Border

Border Patrol surveils detained migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, on May 19, 2019.  [Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images]

Border Patrol surveils detained migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, on May 19, 2019. [Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images]

A Trump Administration program that banishes asylum-seekers to perilous Mexican border cities could expand exponentially — and disastrously — with a new plan to hold mass video proceedings in tents along the border.

Officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, the Trump program has already pushed over 15,000 migrants seeking asylum out of the U.S. and into areas just across the international line, many of which the State Department advises Americans to limit travel to because they are so crime-ridden. Many immigrant rights advocates call the program the “Migrant Persecution Protocols.”

Debbie Nathan, writing at The Intercept, takes a look at the planned changes for immigrant asylum hearings in her latest piece of outstanding reporting. Read it at the link below.

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