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April 23, 2021

Over 26,000 Trump-Era Asylum Seekers Still Waiting for Case Ruling, Report Shows
By Jon Jackson

More than 26,400 asylum seekers have not received a court ruling yet and remain in the Migrant Protection Protocols program. Although President Joe Biden announced he would dismantle MPP on his first day in office, these cases have yet to be moved out of that program, according to a report from Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). The cases are holdovers from the Trump administration, which began the program in 2019. TRAC, a nonprofit and nonpartisan data gathering, data research and data distribution organization at Syracuse University, evaluated cases from the end of January 2021 through March 31. It studies found that 3,911 asylum seekers were allowed into the country after their cases were transferred from MPP to U.S. immigration courts. Under the Trump administration, only 2,987 migrants had their cases transferred out of MPP since it began in 2019.

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