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The Epoch Times
August 27, 2019

One in Four New Immigrants Being Returned to Mexico to Await Deportation Hearings
By Mark Tapscott

Data obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University and made public Aug. 26 showed that in July, the latest month for which information was available, the individuals involved in 11,804 new cases were returned to Mexico to await their deportation court hearing dates. Overall, there were a total of 53,007 new cases in July, meaning 22 percent of them, or roughly one-fourth, were processed through the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program. The July total compared to 5,883 such cases in June and 5,161 in May, for a 101 percent increase, month-to-month. MPP was announced Jan. 24 by the DHS. Only 15 MPP cases were processed that month, followed by 164 in February, 339 in March, and 2,629 in April. The MPP program marked a radical change in procedure by the DHS, as previously the individuals involved in such cases could be detained no more than 20 days in U.S. facilities.

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