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Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2019

Despite asylum win, migrant may be returned to Mexico again
By Kate Morrissey

SAN DIEGO — For the first time, an immigration judge has granted asylum to a migrant who had been returned to Mexico under a Trump administration program. But the Department of Homeland Security may send him back to Mexico anyway, said the lawyer representing the man. The program, known officially as Migrant Protection Protocols and widely as “Remain in Mexico,” began sending certain asylum seekers back to Mexico in January to wait for their claims to be processed in immigration court. According to recently released data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse of Syracuse University, most court cases flagged as Migrant Protection Protcols are still pending. As of the end of June, no one in the program had won asylum.

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