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December 12, 2019

US Border Officials Are Issuing Fake Court Notices To Keep Out Immigrants Who Have Won Asylum

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 08:58

The hatred stuns me.  These are people who were granted asylum, something very hard and getting harder to do.   The bigots manufactured fake court notices telling them they must go back to Mexico to wait, instead of admitting them to the US as they are required by law.    Hugs

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/immigrants-asylum-turned-away-us-border

Francisco told the court how he’d fled Cuba after being beaten and shackled by government officials for criticizing the Cuban government as a “dictatorship.” As a Cuban dissident, Francisco dreamed of living in the US, a country he had admired from afar for its democratic system and values.

On Nov. 21, the decision from Tijerina came in: “IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Respondent’s application for asylum pursuant to Section 208 of the Act be GRANTED.”

But what happened next is what immigration advocates and attorneys say is a troubling and apparently new trend of US officials going out of their way, including issuing fake court date notices, in order to keep even those who have been granted asylum out of the country.

With his court order in hand, Francisco traveled four days later to the port of entry — the same place where he had first applied for asylum in July — with his attorney. He gave the 14-page document to a US Customs and Border Protection official and requested he be let in.

Instead, a border official took Francisco aside and gave him a notice for a nonexistent court hearing in January, according to one of his attorneys, Lisa Koop, associate director of legal services at the National Immigrant Justice Center. What’s more, Francisco would also have to wait in Mexico as Homeland Security officials used their allotted 30-day window to decide whether to appeal his case.

 

When a BuzzFeed News reporter called the Department of Justice to confirm the hearing date given to Francisco, the automated phone line said that there was, in fact, no hearing date scheduled.

Francisco, who requested his full name not be used due to his tenuous life in Mexico, is not alone. Koop said that in recent weeks at least three other individuals, all Venezuelan, have also been denied the opportunity to remain in the US after being granted asylum. All were in the Migrant Protection Protocols, the Trump administration policy that keeps asylum-seekers in Mexico as their immigration cases proceed. All three individuals — one an adult man, the other two a mother and son — were granted asylum in Laredo but later taken back to Mexico, according to Koop.

More at the link above.   Our criminal fascist government at work.   Hugs

2 Comments »

  1. It’s official and no longer deniable. Our name is mud. This 2020 election will definitely be the most earth-shaking since 1860. We must be better than this. How much of what’s good about us will be left by January 2021, though–that’s my biggest worry. How much can we reverse and how much good will will be irrevocably destroyed by then.

    As the great Mr. Spock once said, “As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.” At this rate, how many generations will pass before our name is good on the world stage again?

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    Comment by TheChattyIntrovert — December 12, 2019 @ 22:24

    • Hello TheChattyIntrovert. Well said, very well said. We must take back the Senate and the White House and keep the House. But the damage to the courts will take 40 years or more to fix, unless we simply impeach all the unqualified tRump judges or increase the sizes of the courts and pack them with progressives. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — December 13, 2019 @ 04:39


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