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RELEASE: CHC 1st Vice-Chair Joaquin Castro Responds to Federal Judge Blocking President Trump’s Asylum Restrictions

Nov 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), issued the following statement in response to a federal judge ordering the U.S. government not to enforce President Trump’s asylum restrictions, which denied asylum to immigrants fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries.

“The recent ruling that blocks the Trump Administration’s proposed asylum ban confirms that President Trump overstepped his legal authority by closing the door on vulnerable women, men and children who are peacefully seeking refuge in our country. While this ruling has provided temporary relief for asylum-seeking families, it is clear that the Trump Administration will continue implementing their anti-immigrant agenda and targeting vulnerable communities.”