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May 20, 2021

Shelters From Reynosa to Tijuana Are at Capacity and Scrambling for Resources as the U.S. Continues to Expel Migrants
By Jasmine Aguilera

When migrants are taken into CBP custody, their shoelaces, belts and other possessions are confiscated. When they are expelled, CBP does not return the shoelaces, making migrants easily identifiable on the streets of Mexican border cities notorious for crime. Nonprofit advocacy and research organization Human Rights First has documented nearly 500 instances of attacks and kidnappings of asylum seekers and migrants in Mexico since the start of the Biden Administration. During the course of a weekend in April, the co-founders of The Sidewalk School, Rangel-Samponaro and Victor Cavazos, handed out dozens of shoelaces to migrants living at Embajadores. However, not all of the people living in migrant shelters in northern Mexico are there because of Title 42. Since the start of the Biden Administration about 8,300 asylum seekers have been processed into the U.S. as of the end of April 2021 after waiting in Mexico under MPP according to Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. About 18,000 people are still waiting in Mexico to be processed into the U.S. since the Biden Administration ended MPP in January, according to TRAC.

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