‘Seeking asylum is a legal right’: Democratic Presidential candidate Cory Booker causes controversy by helping immigrants in Mexico return to the US after they were deported as he is slammed for ‘breaking the law’…(3 Attacks Right Out Of The Box!)

Thursday, July 4, 2019
By Paul Martin

Cory Booker crossed the US border at El Paso, Texas into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Booker helped asylum-seekers get back to the US after they had been deported
He was joined in Mexico by immigration rights attorneys and other advocates
Senator caused controversy on social media after helping the asylum seekers

4 July 2019

Democratic Presidential candidate Cory Booker has caused controversy by crossing into Mexico to escort deported asylum seekers back over the border.

The Senator, 50, visited the Mexican border city Ciudad Juarez from El Paso, Texas, to help five women who had previously been sent back to Mexico.

He was joined by immigration rights attorneys and advocates to get the women, who are fleeing domestic violence, admitted back into the US.

However, he has been accused of breaking the law by critics who claimed he violated legislation which prohibits ‘bringing or attempting to bring unauthorized aliens into the United States in any manner whatsoever, even at a designated port of entry’.

His trip across the border comes after Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited a detention center this week and said that illegal immigrants and asylum-seekers were ‘drinking out of toilets’ – a claim an agency official quickly denied.

Several Democratic leadership candidates have made visits to detention centers in recent weeks, including Bernie Sanders, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke Kirsten Gillibrand, Pete Buttigieg, and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Booker tweeted about his visit to Mexico, with photos and video of him escorting the immigrants shared on social media.

He said: ‘Today I crossed the US-Mexico border in El Paso with @fams2gether and @LasAmericasIAC to help five women present themselves for asylum.

‘We helped the women present themselves for asylum. @LasAmericasIAC will monitor them throughout the process to ensure they aren’t sent back.

‘But it shouldn’t take a member of Congress to help people cross into our country. Seeking asylum is a legal right.’

Booker said the women had been abused and lived in squalid conditions with inadequate food, water and medical attention while detained in the US.

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