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

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 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.

    [ID #110]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 28, 2019
  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: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: CBP ICE USCIS EOIR

Prior Policies

  • 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

Subsequent Action

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