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Trump admin targeted border agents to target Spanish speakers, Hispanics: AP

Trump administration has instructed border agents who run an asylum program to target Spanish speakers and Latin American immigrants according to the memorandum from The Associated Press. The program was launched at the end of January to deal with cases of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States and were originally only applicable to those who are approaching at border crossings. According to The Associated Press, a memorandum from a highly cross-border official said the program was extended last week to include those who illegally crossed the border. [19659002] The note also provided information on who would allow through the traditional asylum process and who would send back to Mexico. Those who go through traditional processes include LGBT migrants, pregnant women, Mexican asylum seekers, children traveling alone, and those in medical need, according to the AP. Another directive in the memorandum states that border officers are to check whether those who seek asylum are sentenced for possible felonies and to report Mexico at least 1 2 hours before the return. Critics have pointed out that the program's guidelines are almost exclusively aimed at Central Americans. A second memo sent to Border Patrol officials on Tuesday revealed that the agency is pressured to use the program as much as possible. Another memo obtained by AP showed that the program is extended to include people who border the border illegally between intersections. The news of the reported notes comes as the southwestern border saw a significant jump in last month in the…

Trump administration has instructed border agents who run an asylum program to target Spanish speakers and Latin American immigrants according to the memorandum from The Associated Press.

The program was launched at the end of January to deal with cases of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States and were originally only applicable to those who are approaching at border crossings.

According to The Associated Press, a memorandum from a highly cross-border official said the program was extended last week to include those who illegally crossed the border. [19659002] The note also provided information on who would allow through the traditional asylum process and who would send back to Mexico. Those who go through traditional processes include LGBT migrants, pregnant women, Mexican asylum seekers, children traveling alone, and those in medical need, according to the AP.

Another directive in the memorandum states that border officers are to check whether those who seek asylum are sentenced for possible felonies and to report Mexico at least 1

2 hours before the return.

Critics have pointed out that the program’s guidelines are almost exclusively aimed at Central Americans.

A second memo sent to Border Patrol officials on Tuesday revealed that the agency is pressured to use the program as much as possible. Another memo obtained by AP showed that the program is extended to include people who border the border illegally between intersections.

The news of the reported notes comes as the southwestern border saw a significant jump in last month in the concerns and denial of people trying to enter the United States.

U.S. Customs and border protection data (CBP) show that 66,450 people were arrested after crossing the border between the ports in February, compared to 47,986 the previous month.

The sharp increase in concern led to a continued upward trend in intersections of family units, according to figures published by the administration.

It is unclear to what extent the higher numbers are due to a continued increase in immigrants fleeing from Central America, or if the data is skewed by migrants’ behavioral changes, such as traveling in caravans and generally submitting to authorities rather than sneaking in.

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