Date AnnouncedOct. 28, 2019
DHS will implement the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program to the Eagle Pass, TX port of entry, increasing to six the number of ports of entry engaged in implementing the MPP program. According to the DHS Press Release, the Mexican Government has agreed to "accept returns". Asylum seekers attend immigrations hearings at a temporary hearing facility in Laredo, Texas.
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Effective Date of ChangeOct. 28, 2019
Subsequent ActionFebruary 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).Ninth Circuit--Innovation Law Lab v. Wolf
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Type of Action: Agency Directive