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July 2, 2021

The Trump-Era 'Remain in Mexico' Policy is Winding Down. But More Than 4,600 Are Left Out
By Jasmine Aguilera

Tens of thousands of people impacted by MPP have begun to find hope, or at least an end to the uncertainty of waiting in Mexico, as the Biden Administration has been winding down the policy. The Administration stopped enrolling people into MPP in January, and has begun allowing people with an open MPP case to register for entry to the U.S. Now, it has entered what it calls “phase two” of the MPP wind-down, expanding the number of people allowed enter the U.S. to include those who were denied asylum because they missed their court hearings while stranded in Mexico. This category of people—which the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a data and research organization at Syracuse University says is 27,842 people—are now eligible to have their cases reopened and enter the U.S. while their case makes its way through the court system. An additional 6,686 people whose cases were thrown out by an immigration judge will also receive a second chance to have their case heard and wait it out in the U.S.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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