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DHS begins implementing Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) at Port of Nogales

  1. Date Announced

    Jan. 2, 2020

    DHS announces that it is processing individuals under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) at the Nogales Port of Entry, thus bringing the total number of ports deploying MPP to seven. [ID #119]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Jan. 2, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    February 28, 2020

    A federal district court enjoined the MPP policy on Apr. 8, 2019. 9th Circuit stayed the injunction pending appeal, and then affirmed the injunction on Feb. 28, 2020. Supreme Court stayed the injunction on Mar. 11, 2020, and granted cert on Oct. 19, 2020. Oral argument is expected in Feb. 2021. See Innovation Law Lab v. Wolf (N.D. Cal. 3:19-cv-00807)(9th Cir. 19-15716)(SCOTUS 19-1212).

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    Ninth Circuit--Innovation Law Lab v. Wolf
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: CBP USCIS ICE EOIR

Prior Policies

  • 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

Subsequent Action

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