For Immediate Release
ACLU Comment on Reports Trump Administration Exploring Sealing Southern Border
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is reportedly looking at executive action to block asylum seekers and immigrants from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, had this reaction:
“It’s disgraceful the Trump administration would even consider what’s being reported. It would mean refusing to protect people who can prove they are fleeing persecution. That would be a huge moral failure and any plan along these lines will be subject to intense legal scrutiny.”
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