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The Washington Times
June 8, 2020

Trump's pressure on Mexico puts skids on asylum seekers at border
By Stephen Dinan

The MPP began even before last June’s deal but had been used for fewer than 10,000 people. The borderwide expansion to which Mexican authorities agreed last June paved the way for another 55,000 people over the next 10 months, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Only a fraction of those cases had been heard by the time the coronavirus struck, putting a hold on the hearings. Immigration rights advocates say making truly desperate and needy asylum-seekers wait in Mexico has been disastrous. Human Rights First, in a report last month, said it had documented 1,114 cases of murder, rape, kidnapping and other assaults on people sent back under the MPP.

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