Rep. Grijalva: ?SCOTUS is giving green light to this Administration to continue its inhumane treatment of vulnerable people’
WASHINGTON—Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva released the following statement after the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration permission to continue to enforce the Migrant Protection Protocols. Since the policy was implemented, more than 42,000 migrants have been forced to return to Mexico for an indefinite period of time while their asylum case is being processed. This new policy continues to be litigated in lower courts.
“The Supreme Court is giving a green light to this Administration to continue its inhumane treatment of vulnerable people,” said Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva. “I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has decided to allow an unconstitutional practice to continue and especially since the case is still in litigation. The act of seeking asylum is a legal process. It is the “law of the land” that Trump and his Administration are quick to reference time and time again. Now, children and families who are exercising that right are left with no recourse.”