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August 26, 2019

'Remain In Mexico' Cases More Than Doubled In July
By Nicole Narea

The number of immigrants sent back to Mexico while they await their day in court under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy more than doubled in July, according to data released Monday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. In July, 11,804 immigrants were returned to Mexico under the policy, as compared to 5,161 in May and 5,883 in June. The data show that immigrants subject to the policy make up a significant proportion of recent arrivals — about 22% of all new immigration court cases in July — even though they account for less than 3% of the total immigration court backlog. The immigrants’ hearings are primarily concentrated at facilities in El Paso, Texas, and the port of entry in Laredo, Texas, which were respectively assigned 3,768 and 3,114 cases in July.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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