2020 hopeful Cory Booker headed to Mexico to not only campaign, but to also personally escort multiple migrants across the U.S. border.
Booker and Beto O’Rourke have been campaigning in Mexico.
Breitbart reported that Booker traveled to Juárez, Mexico Wednesday, where he assisted asylum seekers across the Santa Fe bridge into El Paso, Texas, according to reporters who accompanied Booker.
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To win the Democrat presidential primaries, candidates such as failed Texas senatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker have taken to courting alleged asylum seekers.
This new election strategy began with O’Rourke, who traveled to the Mexican town of Ciudad Juárez last weekend to meet and speak with alleged asylum seekers.
In Ciudad Juarez, @BetoORourke meets with Central American asylum seekers forced to wait at a Mexican shelter. 19-year-old woman on the left was separated from her parents and younger siblings at the border. They were allowed to go to California; she was sent to Juarez. pic.twitter.com/A5XVJKf6P4
— Bob Moore (@BobMooreNews) June 30, 2019
Never to be outdone, Booker upped the ante three days later by traveling to the same city and, not only speaking with alleged asylum seekers, but also reportedly escorting five of them into the United States in possible violation of federal immigration laws.
According to independent reporter Andrew Kimmel, the asylum seekers had been sent back to Mexico after applying for asylum as per the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MMP) program, which mandates that asylum seekers wait in Mexico as their asylum claims are processed.
Launched earlier this year, the program is designed to disincentivize asylum fraud, which even anti-Trump CNN host Fareed Zakaria has admitted is a problem, and also lessen the crowding at U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s overcrowded detention facilities.
“Aliens trying to game the system to get into our country illegally will no longer be able to disappear into the United States, where many skip their court dates. Instead, they will wait for an immigration court decision while they are in Mexico,” then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced at the time of the policy’s implementation in January.