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nunyabiz: Immigration officer blows whistle on 'morally objectionable' Trump asylum policy Caitlin Dickson 21 hours ago Reactions Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email President Trump says media would being doing the public a service by releasing whistleblower's identity Scroll back up to restore default view. A new anonymous whistleblower has accused the Trump administration of requiring U.S. asylum officers to enforce an illegal and immoral policy “clearly designed to further this administration's racist agenda of keeping Hispanic and Latino populations from entering the United States.” The policy in question is the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, the controversial program requiring that most asylum seekers who attempt to request protections in the United States via the southern border be returned to Mexico to await their immigration proceedings there rather than inside the U.S. Under the MPP, which was first announced at the end of last year, more than 50,000 migrants have been sent to dangerous Mexican border towns to await asylum proceedings in the U.S. — most of which are being carried out in tent courts on the U.S. side of the border, to which both attorneys and the press have reported being denied access. Besides due process concerns, immigration attorneys and advocates say the program places migrants in dangerous and inhumane conditions, with many migrants in the program reporting that they’ve been subjected to kidnappings, rape and other violent crimes south of the border. Many others simply disappear and fail to show up for hearings. The whistleblower is an asylum officer who recently resigned from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency within the Department of Homeland Security that oversees the legal immigration system, including asylum. In an email written in August to USCIS management, the asylum officer provided a detailed explanation of why he or she refused to participate further in the MPP, starting with the assertion that “the program violates U.S. immigration law.” Migrants applying for asylum in the U.S. wait in a holding area at a tent courtroom at the Migration Protection Protocols Immigration Hearing Facility in Laredo, Texas. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP) The Refugee Act of 1980 provides that anyone physically present in the United States, even if they entered without papers and regardless of their immigration status, can request asylum. The email, which was first published Tuesday by the Washington Post, was provided to Yahoo News by the office of Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. It will be part of a comprehensive report on the Trump administration’s asylum policies that Merkley’s office plans to release this week. The email argues that the administration policy, besides flouting federal immigration law, also violates U.S. obligations under international law, including the agreement under the 1967 Protocol on the Status of Refugees “to not discriminate against refugees on the basis of their race, religion, or nationality, and to not penalize refugees for their undocumented entry into the country.” WHO's "moral fiber" are we talking about and WHY? our country is run on LAWS not some bleeding heart's "moral fiber."