Brazilian Migrants – level 3
The US administration expanded the program that requires migrants to wait in Mexico for their immigration hearing.
Brazilian migrants will now fall under the US Migrant Protection Protocols that were implemented one year ago. This is the first time that non-Spanish speakers are accounted for under the policy.
Immigrant rights advocates and asylum officers are against the policy. They say that it will put immigrants at risk of rape, kidnapping, or other violent attacks.
The number of Brazilian migrants at the US-Mexico border has tripled in the last year. Brazilians waiting in Mexico join roughly 60,000 migrants who are waiting to resolve their asylum cases.
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