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Texas Democrat calls for migrant 'humanitarian centers,' with limited CBP, ICE oversight

Texas Democrat calls for migrant 'humanitarian centers,' with limited CBP, ICE oversight

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Texas Democrat proposes that immigrants trying to reach the U.S.A from Mexico should be moved into “humanitarian centres” and not federal facilities.

U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (El Paso) blasted traditional federal approaches to asylum-seekers. 

In her bill, she proposes that immigrants be placed in facilities operated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement with staff from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) – rather than sites run by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the report said.

“For decades, our nation’s response to increased migration has relied on militarizing border communities like El Paso instead of addressing root causes and improving the legal systems and regulations to which we subject asylum-seekers,” Escobar said, according to the news outlet.

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She said, “This is unacceptable” and that it must be changed. “This legislation represents one aspect of the multi-faceted approach that is needed to make sure we have a working immigration system, an efficient management at our southern border, security and safety without losing our humanity as citizens.”

According to Border Report, the proposed humanitarian centers will offer legal services, other resources and medical screenings as well as referrals to community programs.

Escobar’s complete bill can be read by clicking here.

The congresswoman’s plan comes as Republicans in both the House and Senate are criticizing a proposed rule by the Biden administration that they claim would lead to further migrant surges at the U.S.-Mexico border.

This proposed rule will allow CIS officers at the border to determine asylum claims and bypass the Justice Department’s immigration courts.

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Nearly 70 Republicans from Congress opposed the proposal in a public comments. They claimed it was an attempt to bypass the asylum regulations passed by Congress.

According to Sens., the Republicans and their leaders wrote: “The proposed regulation is a flagrant violation of the laws that Congress has passed.” Ron Johnson, R. Wis.; Mike Lee, R. Utah; and Rep. Andy Biggs R. Arizona. The Republicans, led by Sens.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this story.

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