In an editorial published Friday, the New York Times, too, called for the White House to stop what it described as a “shameful round-up of refugees:”

Longtime immigration lawyer Barbara Hines, who has many clients detained in the notorious Karnes and Dilley detention centers, agreed that U.S. asylum laws “really haven’t been modernized to the realities of Central America with the tremendous gang and gender-based violence.”

On Democracy Now!, she said:

Sanders echoed that call in his letter on Thursday, saying Obama should use his executive authority “to protect—not deport—these families by extending [Temporary Protected Status] for those fleeing unsafe countries in Central America.”

Watch Shepherd and Hines on DN! below:

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