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6/12/2019

Asylum in Mexico

Filed under: Immigration — DRJ @ 9:20 am



[Headline from DRJ]

ReutersExclusive: Asylum seekers returned to Mexico rarely win bids to wait in U.S.

The article concerns a new Trump policy called the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP), which has sent “11,000 asylum seekers to wait on the Mexican side of the border for their U.S. court cases to be completed.” The new US-Mexico agreement may apply to more migrants, so Reuters analyzed what the policy has done so far:

Of the 8,718 migrants in the program Reuters identified in the EOIR data, only 106 – about 1% – had their cases transferred off the MPP court docket, allowing them to wait in the United States while their asylum claims are adjudicated.

The analysis, which provides the first public accounting of who is in the MPP program and how it is being carried out, comes as the program is set to be dramatically expanded. On Friday, Mexico agreed to implement it across the entire southern border to prevent U.S. President Donald Trump from imposing across-the-board tariffs on Mexican goods.

Trump, who ran for office on a platform of cracking down on illegal immigration, has grown increasingly frustrated by the ballooning numbers of mostly Central American families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and asking for asylum in the United States. The administration devised the policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico to reduce the number of migrants living in the United States while their cases chug through a backlogged court system.

— DRJ

2 Responses to “Asylum in Mexico”

  1. What percentage of asylum seekers who were released into the US in the previous system returned to court for their hearing?

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  2. “On Friday, Mexico agreed to implement it across the entire southern border to prevent U.S. President Donald Trump from imposing across-the-board tariffs on Mexican goods.”

    Wait… I thought “Trump won nothing.”

    Munroe (306430)


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