Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” measure faces opposition

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Freshman Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-TX) has asserted that she will be filing legislation to “ensure no funds” are directed to a “misguided” immigration policy that the Trump administration has expanded into the El Paso Port of Entry.

The policy in question is the Department of Homeland Security’s “Remain in Mexico” immigration measure that requires those seeking asylum stay in Mexico until their case is addressed.

Opponents of the policy say that by not allowing to cross into the U.S. illegally to seek asylum, applicants will be exposed to crime and overcrowded conditions at current migrant encampments along the southern border.