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USA Today
February 12, 2021

Biden administration to allow in around 25,000 asylum seekers now waiting in Mexico
By Rebecca Morin Rafael Carranza

On Biden's first day in office, the DHS announced it would immediately stop sending asylum seekers to Mexico under the "Remain in Mexico" policy as of Jan. 21. But the department emphasized that would only apply to new enrollments in the program. Biden also recently signed an executive order to review the MPP policy. Top officials like former acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf described the policy as a "game-changer." An agreement with the Mexican government has allowed U.S. border officials to send back more than 70,000 migrants to Mexico under the program, according to an analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

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