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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) program at 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.

    [ID #110]

    DHS Expands MPP Operations to Eagle Pass
  2. Effective Date

    October 28, 2019
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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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Current Status

Partially in effect
June 1, 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

Commentary

  • VOA | US Adds Sixth City to Controversial 'Remain in Mexico' Program

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