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Tucson Sentinel
July 16, 2021

Migrant 'encounters' top 1 million in past year, but 1/3 are repeat crossers of U.S.-Mx border
By Paul Ingram

"The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border," Harris said. As part of his statement, Miller also highlighted the end of the Migrant Protection Protocols, which required asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while their case moved forward. Implemented in February 2019, MPP meant that about 68,000 people were sent back to Mexico to wait for their asylum claims, many of them from Honduras and Guatemala. However, MPP this also includes people from Cuba, El Salvador, and Venezuela, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a non-partisan project based at Syracuse University. At its peak, around 12,500 people were sent back in August 2019 as the program expanded along the southwestern border.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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