MCALLEN, Texas – The Trump Administration is blocking the media and the public from attending immigration court hearings along the Rio Grande.
Two massive court tents were built in Laredo and Brownsville to speed up court hearings as part of the Remain in Mexico Program. The program forced over 40,000 asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases were being processed.
However doors are shut to everyone during these hearings except for law enforcement and attorney’s with clients.
Congressman Vicente Gonzalez,” Well it’s very shameful. The media is part of our society and it’s part of what keeps public officials honest and transparent. I think that will be challenged in court and I think ultimately he’ll [President Trump] lose.”
According to state representatives, judges are expect to hear up to 250 cases per day in these court tents.