Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) is facing criticism after commenting on the “Remain in Mexico” program and the fact that it does not allow due process.
Citing the American Immigration Council’s twitter account, the council argues that “the dangerous program puts up a wall between lawyers and their clients.”
In turn, when it comes to receiving due process in immigration court, the program hurts immigrants instead of empowering them.
The Florida congresswoman shared her thoughts on Twitter, arguing that “having access to counsel can skyrocket your chances of making a successful asylum application.” However, she expressed that the “DHS has used #RemainInMexico to erect overwhelming barriers between asylum seekers & counsel.” This, she argues, denies them of due process, which “is un-American & unconstitutional.”
Having access to counsel can skyrocket your chances of making a successful asylum application. Yet DHS has used #RemainInMexico to erect overwhelming barriers between asylum seekers & counsel. Denying due process is un-American & unconstitutional. #EndMPP #DontLookAway https://t.co/fhc9my3ivb
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) January 29, 2020
Critics have called out the sunshine state lawmaker, saying that the same due process she is fighting for was not extended to the President during the impeachment inquiry that culminated in him being the third president in the history of the United States to be impeached.
As the trail now continues in the Senate, lawmakers are pushing for new witnesses to be called to the stand, which might result in John Bolton being called to testify.