Asylum seekers on US-Mexico border are waiting for days in the hot sun, told the US is ‘full’

Democracy Now! went to the international bridge in Brownsville, Texas, and found asylum seekers waiting for days in the hot sun after being told the United States was full.

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As the Trump administration accuses migrants of illegally entering the United States, Democracy Now! went to the international bridge in Brownsville, Texas, and found asylum seekers waiting for days in the hot sun after being told the United States was full. We are guided by Christina Patino Houle, director of the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network, and Michael Seifert of the ACLU. We also speak with Juanita Valdez-Cox, longtime farmworker organizer and executive director of La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), about the separation of families at the border, and attempt to interview an official at Case Padre, the Southwest Key detention center housed in a former Walmart.

Guests

Laura Gottesdiener

award-winning Democracy Now! producer and correspondent.

Renée Feltz

Democracy Now! correspondent and producer who has long reported on the criminalization of immigrants, family detention and the business of detention.

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