Democratic presidential candidate and US Senator Cory Booker escorted Cuban and Honduran asylum seekers over an international bridge in Ciudad Juarez on Wednesday.

Brooker was joined by attorneys from Las Americas and organisers from the pressure group Families Belong Together.

The women, who claim to be victims of sexual assault and labour trafficking, covered their faces with folders to protect their identities.

All five of the women were part of the Trump administration’s ‘Migrant Protection Protocols’ programme, which sends asylum seekers back to Mexico to await hearings in the US. The women are expected to argue they face significant risks if forced to return to Ciudad Juarez.

Booker published his immigration plan on Tuesday, which seeks to reverse many of the policies introduced by the current government.

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