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US deportations during global pandemic risk spreading COVID-19, returning migrants and asylum seekers to danger and instability

The Women’s Refugee Commission joined partner organizations to strongly denounce the Trump administration’s total ban on asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border and its continuation of deportations during the global pandemic. We call on the Trump administration to immediately rescind its policy of shutting the border to individuals seeking asylum, halt all deportations, and release immigrants currently in detention.

The United States, which currently has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, is putting the globe at risk by continuing to deport migrants during this pandemic.

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