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HRW, NIPNLG, Apr. 13, 2020
"We write on behalf of Human Rights Watch and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild to register a formal complaint about DHS’s March 21, 2020 policy change to expel most individuals apprehended at the borders with Canada and Mexico. This announcement, based on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order from the previous day, is grounded in 42 U.S.C. §§ 265, 268, and purports to override protections in Titles 6 and 8 for unaccompanied children and asylum seekers. ... DHS’s actions raise a plethora of domestic and international-law violations—many of which are detailed in a recent letter by 10 Senators—that we urge you to investigate immediately. Already thousands of expelled migrants, including hundreds of unaccompanied children, have been deprived of their rights under Titles 6 and 8."