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September 1, 2021

Report: Immigrants Disappear in ICE Custody
By Deanna Garcia

Since 2019, tens of thousands of asylum seekers have been sent to Mexico to complete their asylum claims under Trump-era’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, most of which still haven’t been processed. On Aug. 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Biden administration to restart the program after a temporary pause. According to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, the Trump administration sent over 71,000 asylum seekers to Mexico under the program. TRAC data also shows that over 8,800 migrants had their cases terminated, while 28,000 were ordered removed because they didn’t make it to their hearings. U.S. border officials have admitted close to 13,000 asylum seekers who were stuck due to “Remain in Mexico” since February, according to court records.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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