UNITED STATES—Democratic Presidential candidate, Cory Booker escorted five women seeking asylum from Mexico over the U.S. border on the Fourth of July. Some Democrats have been trying to appeal the safety measure.

According to Booker’s Facebook and website, he traveled to Juarez, Mexico and brought the women, who were victims of sexual assault into the United States through El Paso, Texas. The women already applied for asylum and were in the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) awaiting processing in Mexico.

Cory Booker Risks All Aiding Asylum Seekers Across U.S. Border

According to a statement on The White House website, Congress passed a law that allows the return of illegal and inadmissible aliens to Mexico while they await their asylum hearings, ensuring that they are not released into the United States.

Booker, of New Jersey just rolled out the new immigration plan that he would use should he be elected President of the United States in 2020.

Cell phone footage captured by a spectator/former marine depicted Booker in his sports coat with members of his camera crew and others that were traveling with him.  He reached down to hold a small child and hugged the well-dressed woman that was there with the child.

Booker may be in violation of the law for aiding and abetting unauthorized aliens as listed in the first section of this law that can be found on the Department of Justice website which reads:

“Title 8, U.S.C. § 1324(a) defines several distinct offenses related to aliens. Subsection 1324(a)(1)(i)-(v) prohibits alien smuggling, domestic transportation of unauthorized aliens, concealing or harboring unauthorized aliens, encouraging or inducing unauthorized aliens to enter the United States, and engaging in a conspiracy or aiding and abetting any of the preceding acts. Subsection 1324(a)(2) prohibits bringing or attempting to bring unauthorized aliens to the United States in any manner whatsoever, even at a designated port of entry. Subsection 1324(a)(3)/”

“Seeking asylum is a legal right. This is a crisis that demands an answer. God-willing, we will answer that call with the change that we need and the fight to make it happen,” said Booker.

Families Belong Together posted thanks for Senator Booker’s efforts on their webpage.

Canyon News reached out to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to get a statement, but the media relations officer was unable to reply due to being on assignment.