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CBP issues NTAs with false court dates to migrants in MPP

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 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]

    San Diego Union-Tribune: CBP agents wrote fake court dates on paperwork to send migrants back to Mexico, records show Buzzfeed News: MPP Post-Asylum Grant Tear Sheet

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: CBP ICE EOIR

Associated or Derivative Policies


  • Buzzfeed News: 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. Go to article

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