2020 Candidate Cory Booker Possibly Violated Federal Law When He Escorted 5 Migrants Across The Southern Border (Report)

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker pushed his legal limits during his latest political stunt when he visited the Mexican town of Ciudad Juárez and returned to the United States with five migrants allegedly seeking asylum.

According to BizPac Review, his actions may have constituted a “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,” the report adds.

Fox News reports Booker told reporters in El Paso that the five women he brought to America were fleeing domestic violence.

“These women had really horrific stories,” Booker said. “They are survivors of sexual violence, attacks. They are being preyed upon. They have legitimate fears. This policy that we have, what it’s doing is pushing people who are already vulnerable back into a dangerous situation.”

“I saw an opportunity that I could make a difference with my office and get them fairly evaluated,” he continued, per the report. “We’re going to follow them all the way through that process. They’re legitimate and they should be allowed entry.”

Shortly after the stunt, Booker took to social media to boast and tweeted: “Today I crossed the US-Mexico border in El Paso with @fams2gether and @LasAmericasIAC to help five women present themselves for asylum. These are my observations. Please don’t look away.”

“These stories are profoundly alarming, but my words can’t begin to capture the pain. Their very human dignity is under assault, and it’s being done in our name,” the New Jersey congressman added.

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Fox News adds:

Booker is the second Democratic presidential candidate to visit Juarez. Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke visited the border city on Sunday to draw attention to the plight of immigrants.

Booker’s visit comes a day after he unveiled an aggressive plan that would undo much of President Trump’s immigration agenda. His proposal would expand protections for undocumented immigrants through executive order and eliminate immigrant detention.