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Organizations Urge Congressional Oversight of Border Tent Courts

October 08, 2019 (1 min read)

The American Immigration Lawyers Association, Amnesty International USA, The National Immigrant Justice Center and the Women’s Refugee Commission submitted a letter to Congress on Oct. 7, 2019: "The undersigned organizations respectfully call on Congress to address the grave human rights and due process violations resulting from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) use of new tent facilities to adjudicate immigration hearings via video teleconference (VTC) for asylum seekers under the so-called Migration Protection Protocols (MPP), a policy known as “Remain in Mexico.” We urge the termination of Remain in Mexico and significant Congressional oversight of the program, particularly this new and deeply concerning expansion."