Pandemic as Pretext: Trump Administration Exploits COVID-19, Expels Asylum Seekers and Children to Escalating Danger   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The Trump Administration is exploiting the coronavirus crisis to pursue its long-held goal of preventing refugees from seeking and receiving humanitarian protection in the United States. Under the guise of a much-criticized Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expelling [hyperlink] asylum seekers and unaccompanied children without the legally required processes to countries where they face persecution, trafficking, and other serious violence. With little public debate, the administration has essentially eliminated asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. But public health is a pretext, not its priority. The CDC order has no public health rationale [hyperlink], according to numerous public health experts, who stress that fair treatment of refugees, as required under U.S. law, does not [hyperlink] undermine efforts to combat the virus."

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