Trump Administration Deports Asylum-Seeking Honduran Mom And 5-Year-Old Son

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The Trump administration ordered a young Honduran mother and her 5-year-old son who were seeking asylum to leave the U.S. on Wednesday, according to Sen. Bob Casey.

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The Pennsylvania Democrat, who tweeted about the removal, noted that the woman fled her homeland because her life was in danger after she witnessed a gang kill her cousin. He believes she and her child risk death back in the Central American country.

Casey said he pleaded with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to spare them, but the pair was put on a plane to Honduras at 3:40 p.m. ET.

 

 

 

The senator also tweeted a photo of a letter he sent President Donald Trump about the matter.

 

 

“Return this child to safety and to help the other families in a similar situation,” he implored.

Trump, of course, did not yield.

The woman, who was held in an immigration detention facility in Berks County, Pennsylvania with her son, was part of a group of Central American women who filed a lawsuit after their asylum cases were denied, alleging they had not received a fair hearing. However, in April, the Supreme Court declined to hear their case.

The Huffington Post reports that the 5-year-old has been deported despite his right to appear in front of a judge to obtain a Special Immigrant Juveniles status.

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“This kind of action makes us less safe,” Casey said. “This is an outrage.”