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June 18, 2021

New data shows dramatic slow down in transfer of Trump-era MPP cases
By Sandra Sanchez

The number of asylum cases transferred into U.S. immigration courts for migrants who were forced to remain in Mexico under the Trump administrationís Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy, dropped significantly last month, new data found. Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) of Syracuse University, a nonprofit that tracks all immigration cases, reports only 1,988 MPP cases were transferred out of MPP in May, down more than 55% from the 4,476 migrants who in April were allowed into the country whose cases had formerly been under MPP. Since the Biden administration took office and halted MPP, a total of 10,375 asylum seekers have been able to cross into the United States and have their cases transferred from MPP. But this still constitutes only about 40% of all cases. TRAC reports there are still 16,138 asylum-seekers with pending MPP cases who are still forced to remain in Mexico or elsewhere outside the United States, according to new data released this week.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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