:datelines:Asylum seekers from India, mostly Punjabis, who are currently detained in El Paso Texas, will testify at a hearing this Thursday morning about the visit by an Indian government emissary facilitated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
Thursday’s hearing will decide internal control failures at ICE that allow foreign governments to undermine the integrity of the U.S. immigration system, intimidate asylum seekers in the United States, and violate human rights beyond their borders.
The hearing will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 starting at 8:30 a.m at the El Paso Immigration Court, at 700 E. San Antonio Ave., Suite 750, El Paso, Texas. 79901.
In June 2013, forty men entered Texas illegally in hopes of securing political asylum in the United States. They claim that they are members of a peaceful political group. ICE is legally bound to release detainees as soon as they have proven their true identities, and reasons for seeking asylum in the United States.