The U.S. student house in Mexico is facing a lawsuit over allegations of discrimination and discrimination against its African-American and Latino guests
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A Mexican student house is facing legal threats after its African American and Latino hosts were told they should not leave the home as the country prepares to send hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers across the border, officials said on Wednesday.
The case of the U.N. agency’s African American resident is at the center of a lawsuit filed in San Diego state court by the U,N.
The African American host and her husband, who are not U.
Ns, are among four people whose asylum claims have been denied by Mexican authorities, according to the suit.
The lawsuit says Mexican authorities took the host and husband to a police station on Tuesday to check their immigration status, but they were refused entry.
The suit does not say why.
“The African American is a U.NS. refugee, so he cannot leave the U.,N.
house,” said Juan Carlos Castaneda, who represents the U.-N Refugee Agency.
“It is an illegal and discriminatory practice.”
Mexico’s Immigration and Reform Law, the law that governs the country’s asylum system, does not prohibit a host or partner from leaving the country for up to 90 days, but a host can be denied entry if he or she is found to be inadmissible.
The Mexican Immigration Department has said it has closed the U-N-hostage case to investigate, but no date has been set for when the agency will take action against the host or the other four people.
Mexico’s U.UN Refugee Agency said it would have a formal response to the lawsuit by Thursday afternoon.
The U-UN has said the hosts were denied asylum because they are illegal immigrants who have been living in the U for three years.
The U.NAIDS agency also said in a statement on Wednesday that it had filed a complaint with the San Diego district attorney’s office and the National Immigration Lawyers Association (LALA), calling the hosts’ actions discriminatory and “illegal.”
The U-NAIDS and LALA said they are concerned about the impact of the lawsuit on Mexico’s asylum and migration policies, as well as on the protection of undocumented people in the country.
(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Andrew Hay)