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COVID-19: DHS and EOIR jointly announce rescheduling of MPP hearings

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 23, 2020

    DHS and EOIR jointly announce that all Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) master calendar and merit hearings scheduled through April 22nd will be rescheduled due to COVID-19. [ID #125]

    Joint DHS/EOIR Statement on MPP Rescheduling
  2. Effective Date

    March 23, 2020
  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    June 1, 2021

    2021.06.01 Termination of the Migrant Protection Protocols Program

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On June 1, 2021, DHS issued a policy memorandum signed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas terminating the MPP Program. The memorandum instructs DHS personnel to take the necessary steps to rescind implementing guidance and other policy guidance related to the program.

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Current Status

Partially in effect
June 1, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: ICE EOIR

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • October 29, 2018

    Prior to MPP, an asylum seeker at the border, upon demonstrating a credible fear of persecution, was permitted to wait in the U.S. pending their removal hearing and asylum adjudication.

    8 U.S.C. § 1158 - Asylum

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