BROWNSVILLE, Texas – From Washington to Brownsville, a congressional group visited the Rio Grande Valley to build a case against the Remain in Mexico Policy.
The Trump era policy has forced thousands to wait for asylum along the Brownsville Matamoros International Bridge.
A total of 17 members of the Democratic Hispanic Caucus went across the U.S. Mexico border in Brownsville to see the migrant protection protocols, also known as MPP, firsthand.
Local groups join members of the Hispanic democratic caucus against the now famous remain in Mexico policy. MPP has forced thousands to live along the bridge, raising concerns over hygiene, living conditions and the lack of legal representation.
Now the congressional group says the conditions are inhumane and unamerican. Their message, the cases may be out of the country but are not forgotten.
“Hundreds if not thousands of people are living right on the other side of the border in Matamoros. What we came away with is that President Trump and this administration are forcing people to live in inhumane conditions,” Said Representative Joaquin Castro.
“Bring back the family case management program. Let them make their case here in the United States of America. I’m heartbroken by what I saw today. This policy must end,” said RepresentativeSuzanne Bonamici.
“Be the example, show President Donald Trump that you care more about people than he does,” said Representative Ben Ray Luján.
“It is not who we are as Americans. But of course, let’s not be naive, that’s the point. With the Trump Administration, the cruelty is the point,” said Representative Brendan Boyle.
The policy will turn a year old on January the 25th, since then over 60,000 migrants have been asked to stay in similar conditions along the U.S. Mexico Border.
During their visit, the congressional group met with a family of a special needs child awaiting medical care and entry into the country.