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April 26, 2021

New Data Provide Glimpse Into Wind-Down Of ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program
By Mallory Falk

Nearly 4,000 asylum seekers who were previously enrolled in the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program have been able to enter the U.S. and transfer their cases to immigration courts throughout the country, according to new data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. The data show many of those cases have been transferred to courts in Miami, Houston, Orlando, Los Angeles, and Dallas. Formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, the controversial policy required asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as U.S. immigration judges decided their cases. These cases were assigned to special courts along the border, including tent courts in Brownsville and Laredo.

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