How come “Spartacus” can break laws he doesn’t agree with with impunity and others would face charges? And by the way who ever said seeking asylum was not a legal right? Determining the veracity of it is a different question. These individuals were allowed to make the claim and were processed according to regulations pending review and sent to the protection of Mexican authorities, their first “port of entry”. From the Daily Mail:
‘Seeking asylum is a legal right’: Democratic Presidential candidate Cory Booker causes controversy by helping immigrants in Mexico return to the US after they were deported as he is slammed for ‘breaking the law’
Cory Booker crossed the US border at El Paso, Texas into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Booker helped asylum-seekers get back to the US after they had been deported
He was joined in Mexico by immigration rights attorneys and other advocates
Senator caused controversy on social media after helping the asylum seekers
They appeared to have been sent back to Mexico under the Trump administration’s ‘Migrant Protection Protocols’.
MPP sends asylum-seekers back to Mexico while their applications for asylum are pending.
It comes after Booker released a new immigration plan on Tuesday that would ‘virtually eliminate immigration detention.’
Seems rather cut and dried actually: (but then the law is considered a flexible thing coming from Newark, New Jersey)
Critics accuse Senator Cory Booker of breaking the law
The Democratic Presidential candidate was accused of breaking a law from 1907 after he escorted migrants overs the border:
1907. TITLE 8, U.S.C. 1324(A) OFFENSES
Subsection 1324(a)(1) prohibits alien smuggling, domestic transportation of unauthorized aliens, concealing or harboring unauthorized aliens, encouraging or inducing unauthorized aliens to enter the United States, and engaging in a conspiracy or aiding and abetting any of the preceding acts.
Meanwhile, Subsection 1324(a)(2) prohibits bringing or attempting to bring unauthorized aliens to the United States in any manner whatsoever, even at a designated port of entry.