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‘Remain In Mexico’ Deportation Program Expands To Arizona

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This is a much better system than catch & release where illegal aliens would simply not show up for their immigration court hearings & disappear into the American interior.

“EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) Asylum-seekers who cross the border through Arizona will no longer be bused to El Paso, Texas, before they are sent to Mexico to await their immigration court proceedings.

The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday it is expanding the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program in Arizona. That means migrants apprehended in Arizona’s Tucson Sector will be returned to Mexico at the Nogales Port of Entry south of Tucson.

Starting in late November, those migrants were taken to El Paso before being returned to Mexico for processing under MPP, also known as “Remain in Mexico.”

The move brings to seven the total number of ports of entry where MPP returns will be made. The others include San Diego and Calexico in California, and El Paso, Laredo, Brownsville and Eagle Pass in Texas.

The government has forced more than 56,000 asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico. The migrants often wait in squalid camps, and reports say many are kidnapped, robbed or extorted.

However, DHS officials say MPP has been a crucial element of the agency’s success in addressing the ongoing migrants crisis, securing the border, and ending catch and release, as well as proven effective at reducing human smuggling across the Southwest border.

“MPP has been an extremely effective tool as the United States, under the leadership of President Trump, continues to address the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis at the border,” Acting Secretary Chad Wolf said in statement DHS issued Thursday. “The Department is fully committed to the program and will continually work with the Government of Mexico to expand and strengthen it. I am confident in the program’s continued success in adjudicating meritorious cases quickly and preventing fraudulent claims.”

In Thursday’s news release, DHS said MPP remains a cornerstone of its efforts to restore integrity to the U.S. immigration system and relieve the crushing backlog of pending asylum cases.

“Our nation is more secure because of the program, and migrants with meritorious asylum claims can receive protection in months, rather than waiting in limbo for years,” the release said.”

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Immigration Detainees In PA Prison Demand Release Because Of Coronavirus – Begin Hunger Strike

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You wouldn’t be in prison if you didn’t illegally enter the country & then commit other crimes once here.

“A number of federal immigration detainees being held in York County Prison have gone on a hunger strike, demanding their release in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an advocacy group.

The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement office has confirmed “several” detainees have “refused food” but would not answer specific questions, including how many detainees are involved.

The group Movement of Immigrant Leaders (MILPA) posted a statement it identified as being from a man who was recently arrested and jailed there.

“We are like sitting ducks” for becoming sick with COVID-19, according to the unidentified man’s statement.

“In my block there are older gentlemen, there are people with high (blood) pressure, diabetes, who are still here,” according to the statement. “We’re on strike — we’re not eating. We want people to get out on probation … and released. We’re chickens in a chicken coop here. …”

The statement alleges that neither corrections officers nor nurses wear masks or gloves.

The MILPA posting states there are concerns the coronavirus could easily spread in the prison and that detainees fear they would not receive proper medical treatment if they contract COVID-19.

A number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees held in York County Prison have had bail set, but the detainee whose report MILPA made public on Facebook over the weekend states that bail-bonding services don’t want to work with immigrants.

“There are people here for parking tickets, driving without a license,” according to the statement. “(T)hey have American kids, they’ve been here for half their lives. … Many of us have families who are being destroyed.”

ICE spokesman Adrian Smith sent the following statement to The York Dispatch on Monday:

“Several detainees in ICE custody at York County Prison … have recently refused meals, but still have access to food via the commissary. Due to privacy rules, we are prohibited from discussing individuals engaged in a hunger strike by name or specifics of their case absent the detainee’s consent. ICE fully respects the rights of all people to voice their opinion without interference. ICE does not retaliate in any way against hunger strikers. ICE explains the negative health effects of not eating to our detainees, and they are under close medical observation by ICE or contract medical providers. For their health and safety, ICE carefully monitors the food and water intake of those detainees identified as being on a hunger strike.”

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania recently sued York County Prison and county prisons in Pike and Clinton counties on behalf of 13 detainees who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

York County Prison Warden Clair Doll said recently that the prison is monitoring staff members, inmates and detainees and quarantining those with flu-like symptoms and fevers.

York County spokesman Mark Walters on Monday declined comment about MILPA’s allegations and referred all questions to ICE officials.

MILPA coordinator Desi Burnette did not return several messages seeking comment last week and on Monday.

MILPA has started an online petition called “Release Our Loved Ones” that asks state and federal authorities to release detainees age 50 and older, asks ICE stop arresting and imprisoning undocumented immigrants and has a number of other demands.”

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Border Patrol Arrests Smuggler With 42 Illegals, Most Crammed In 12×6 Utility Trailer

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Talk about a disregard for human life. The smuggler locked the trailer from the outside & gave the illegals no food or water. This was most likely a cartel smuggling operation.

CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station arrested a man suspected of smuggling 42 illegal immigrants, which most were dangerously packed in a towed utility trailer Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 8 a.m., when agents observed a man driving a Ford F-250 with an enclosed utility trailer in tow. The vehicle was traveling away from a location that is known for human and narcotic smuggling.

Border Patrol agents conducted a vehicle stop and questioned the driver as to his citizenship. The driver stated that he was a Mexican citizen and indicated to the agents that there were people inside the trailer.

Border Patrol agents inspected the vehicle and trailer, which revealed 42 undocumented immigrants, 38 of which were in the trailer. The individuals inside the trailer were without food, water, ventilation or safety restraints. Additionally, the trailer was locked from the outside leaving the individuals with no way of exiting in case of an emergency. The trailer measured 12 feet by 6 feet, forcing the 38 individuals, two being juveniles, to cram together with no room for movement.

The driver, a 31-year-old man was determined to be a Mexican national illegally present in the United States.

The driver and all 42 undocumented immigrants, which included a total of three juveniles, were placed under arrest and transported to the Calexico station for further investigation.

“These individuals were put in extreme circumstances by a callous smuggling organization,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Ryan J. Scudder. “In the event of an accident the amount and degree of injuries could have been catastrophic. I am so grateful that our agents were able to keep these people from harm.”

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