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The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 28, 2020

Legal representatives for asylum seekers who have been forced to wait in Mexico for U.S. hearings are suing the federal government over the Trump administrationís Migrant Protection Protocols
By Katie Morrissey


Meeting with attorneys is only a small piece of the added difficulties that asylum-seekers in the program face because they are in Mexico. Even finding a lawyer to represent an MPP returnee is much harder than it would be if the person was in the United States. According to government data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse from Syracuse University, about 7% of asylum-seekers who were placed into the Remain in Mexico program have had legal representation.


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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