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DHS expands MPP to Brazilian nationals

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 29, 2020

    DHS begins processing Brazilian migrants for return to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols. [ID #127]

    See Biden administration action below.

    DHS expands MPP to Brazilian nationals
  2. Effective Date

    January 29, 2020
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  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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  5. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    October 29, 2021

    2021.10.29 MPP Termination Memo and Justification

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

    On October 29, 2021, DHS Secretary Mayorkas issued a new memo terminating the MPP program. The Biden administration remains under a court order requiring that it implement MPP in good faith. The program cannot be terminated until the current preliminary injunction is lifted and is no longer in effect.

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  6. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    December 2, 2021

    2021.12.02 Guidance regarding the Court-Ordered Reimplementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols

    This Biden administration policy reimplements the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    Referencing the court order to reimplement MPP, DHS provides updated guidance on its good-faith reimplementation of MPP until the courts vacate the order to reimplement. This guidance includes substantive changes to the implementation of MPP made in consultation with the Mexican government.

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Current Status

Partially in effect
June 1, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
October 29, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
December 2, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: CBP EOIR ICE USCIS

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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