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Reported: More than 2,000 migrants returned to Central American countries under "Assisted Voluntary Return" program.

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 21, 2019

    The U.S. has reportedly paid $1.65 million for buses or flights home for 2,170 migrants seeking to settle in the U.S. who either never reached the border or were detained after crossing and then sent to Mexico to await U.S. immigration hearings. [ID #419]

    Reuters: Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of U.S. government
  2. Effective Date

    July 30, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: DHS DOS

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