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DHS extends Migrant Protection Protocols to Eagle Pass, TX Port of Entry

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 28, 2019

    DHS will implement the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) at the Eagle Pass, TX port of entry, increasing to six the number of ports of entry engaged in implementing MPP. According to DHS, the Mexican Government has agreed to "accept returns." Asylum seekers attend immigrations hearings at a temporary hearing facility in Laredo, TX.

    [ID #110]

    See Biden administration action below.

    DHS Expands MPP Operations to Eagle Pass
  2. Effective Date

    October 28, 2019
  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: Approved/Retained

    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.

    On December 2, 2021, referencing the court order to reimplement MPP, DHS provides updated guidance on its good-faith reimplementation of MPP until the district court vacates its injunction. 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
December 2, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

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

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • December 23, 2008

    Previously, an asylum seeker at the border, upon demonstrating credible fear of persecution, was permitted to wait in the U.S. pending adjudication of the asylum claim.

    8 U.S. Code § 1158


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