How a Trump Policy Is Triggering Chaos at the Border | NYT News
How a Trump Policy Is Triggering Chaos at the Border | NYT News Building a border wall, it’s the Holy Grail of President Trump’s immigration policy will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee. Holding facility will be there’s a kind of chaos and folding that a wall might not fix. The Trump administration’s hard-line stance on keeping migrants out is pushing asylum-seekers to take remote and dangerous routes into the United States. The Border stretches nearly 2,000 miles and these are the official ports of Entry. More than 650 miles already have barriers installed, fences, barbed wire or vehicle barricades over the years. That’S push people to try riskier routes to get across and since 2014 more families have been arriving and many of them are seeking Asylum, a human right protected by both us and international law. The Trump administration’s heart Crackdown include the tactic called metering entering through an official border crossing is one way to request Asylum, but that’s become more difficult under Trump border agents to limit the number of asylum-seekers that are processed each day by delaying them from setting foot into The u.s. we can see it in action here at the paso del Norte Crossing in El Paso Texas, at the border trying to intercept people before they get to the Border Station. This tactic is deliberate. Once people reach us soil, they have the right to claim Asylum, but if they never crossed the border, they have to come back another day. Metering is not new, but the Trump Administration has taken it to a new level during which means that if we don’t have the resources to let them in, on a particular day, they’re going to come back or turn the government Asylum Seekers they’re still funneling people to Be same ports of Entry to seek Asylum. Moana is a vivid example of how metering plays out thousands of migrants are stuck human rights. Observers say that summer, camping and squalid and dangerous conditions. The situation is migrants to try risky or routes through desolate to rain, where they are at greater risk of dehydration and other illnesses they’re showing up in places like antelope Wells, New Mexico, it’s extremely remote and mountainous Antelope Wells as part of the El Paso border area, Which has seen a dramatic increase in the number of families Crossing far away from official border stations, as you can see here, this increase happened right when the practice of metering expended Crossing in groups of a hundred or more like this one that arrived in January. But these remote Outpost locked facilities, especially to deal with children, seven-year-old Jacqueline McKean and her father, crossed her on December 6th encountered border patrol. They were brought to a nearby Outpost where Jacqueline got sick. It took an overnight Journey with multiple stops, including a 94 Mile bus ride, an air ambulance evacuation to get her to the children, her condition worsened and she later died 12 Days Later. Another father across the border in the El Paso area, with his eight-year-old child Felipe Gomez, Alonso, was in custody for 6 days. He died from the flu do on Christmas. Eve border patrol officials say that they’re not equipped to deal with all of this or infrastructure is incompatible with this. Reality are border patrol stations and ports of Entry were built to handle mostly male single adult in custody, not families, children, but the practice of metering is forcing people through more remote routes, intern overtaxing, these far-flung Outpost and putting a strain on officers. It’S also leading to ever more dangerous consequences for migrant The Trump administration’s hard-line stance on keeping migrants out is pushing asylum seekers to take remote and dangerous routes into the United States. And a wall might not be able to fix that.
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