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Border Report
February 1, 2021

Asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico hope for ‘miracle’ in next round of immigration orders
By Sandra Sanchez

Over 70,000 migrants have been placed in MPP since 2019, according to cases tracked by the Transactional Record Clearinghouse (TRAC) of Syracuse University. That includes over 5,500 cases added since March, when the coronavirus pandemic began and the Trump administration stopped asylum cases and began immediate deportations of anyone caught crossing illegally into the United States in order to control the spread of the virus. The majority of MPP cases — over 22,000 — have been assigned from immigration courts in El Paso, where the program was first implemented. Over 16,400 cases have been assigned in Brownsville at the Gateway International Bridge and 13,400 cases have been assigned at the port of entry judicial courts in Laredo, Texas.

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