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August 30, 2021

The U.S. sent back more than 71,000 migrants under 'Remain in Mexico.' Where are they now?
By Rafael Carranza


Tens of thousands of asylum seekers sent to Mexico since 2019 to pursue their asylum claims under the "Remain in Mexico" program have yet to be processed at U.S. border crossings, nearly six months after President Joe Biden began admitting them into the U.S. after his attempt to end the controversial policy. What happens next is unclear. On Aug. 24, the Supreme Court refused to stay an injunction from a lower court that found Biden had ended the program improperly. The high courtís decision effectively requires the Biden administration to restart the program while its appeal continues to play out in court. Biden campaigned on ending the 2-year-old policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols. By the time he took office in January, President Donald Trump's administration had sent more than 71,000 asylum seekers to Mexico under MPP, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.


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