BORDER PATROL MUST STOP TRASHING MIGRANT’S CHERISHED BELONGINGS
When people come to the U.S. southern border seeking asylum, they often carry their most important personal belongings: items of significance to their faith, critical medications, phones, money, and essential documents.
But when Border Patrol apprehends migrants exercising their right to seek refuge, they often trash their belongings or confiscate and fail to return them.
Finding safety shouldn’t come at the cost of losing everything.
Border Patrol’s actions violate their own policies, unnecessarily cause migrants’ extreme hardship and distress, and can even be life-threatening. The trashing of people’s belongings also creates additional challenges for local governments and nonprofit organizations that work to assist migrants upon their release from Border Patrol custody.
If you believe that people seeking refuge in our country deserve to be welcomed with dignity, join us by advocating for change!