Date AnnouncedOct. 30, 2020
The DHS Office of Inspector General released a report confirming that CBP took steps to limit the processing of asylum-seekers at ports of entry, including instructing seven ports of entry to stop processing virtually all undocumented migrants (known as "metering" or "queue management"). The OIG found this action contravened the long-standing CBP practice of processing all migrants at "Class A" ports of entry. OIG made three recommendations, but CBP refused to concur with one. [ID #1119]
Effective Date of ChangeOct. 27, 2020
Subsequent ActionSeptember 2, 2021
On September 2, 2021, the US District Court for the Southern District of California issued a summary judgment order in Al Otro Lado v. Mayorkas declaring metering policies that turn back asylum seekers at the border unlawful. The court ordered the parties to submit supplemental briefing on remedies by October 1, 2021.
**Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**2021.09.02 Al Otro Lado v. Mayorkas Summary Judgement Order