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CBP issues NTAs with false court dates to migrants in MPP

  1. Date Announced

    Nov. 7, 2019

    CBP has been issuing Notices to Appear (NTAs) with false future court dates to migrants in the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, "[t]his has happened both to migrants who have been granted asylum, and those who had their cases terminated." [ID #438]

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  3. Subsequent Action

    November 12, 2019

    CBP says in a statement that the date on the tear sheet is not an actual court hearing, but rather the date on which asylum seekers can check the status of an appeal.

    San Diego Union-Tribune: CBP’s explanation for writing fake court dates on migrants’ paperwork doesn’t make sense, lawyers say

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US Border Officials Are Issuing Fake Court Notices To Keep Out Immigrants Who Have Won Asylum

Immigration advocates and attorneys say there is a troubling and apparently new trend of US officials going out of their way, including issuing fake court date notices, in order to keep even those who have been granted asylum out of the country.

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