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January 24, 2019

As soon as Friday, asylum seekers will be forced to wait in Tijuana for their day in immigration court
By Kate Smith

According to a fact sheet released Thursday evening by DHS, the program is called Migrant Protection Protocols, and applies to "aliens arriving in the U.S. on land from Mexico (including those apprehended along the border) who are not clearly admissible and who are placed in removal proceedings." Unaccompanied children would not be subject to the program. The American Immigration Lawyers' Association called the policy a "due process disaster for asylum seekers." The group says asylum seekers waiting in Mexico "would encounter substantial barriers to accessing U.S. attorneys." Asylum seekers who have legal representation are five times more likely to win their case than those who don't, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

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