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Migrant Protection Protocols Officially Ends
In a memo from June 1, 2021, the Biden administration officially ended the Migrant Protection Protocols (aka “Remain in Mexico”) by memo Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) a data gathering, data research and data distribution organization at Syracuse University. The purpose of TRAC is to provide the American people—and institutions of oversight such as Congress, news organizations, public interest groups, businesses, scholars and lawyers—with comprehensive information about staffing, spending, and enforcement activities of the federal government
(TRAC) has been at the forefront of providing regularly-updated data and analysis on MPP since the start of the program in January 2019. Over 70,000 asylum-seekers were ultimately affected by MPP.
See all MPP cases at TRAC’s unique MPP case tool here, including rates of attorney representation, nationality, month and year that each case began, court location, and the outcome of the case.
TRAC published several in-depth reports of MPP, often with findings that are more detailed that what is available in the public MPP tool above.
- May 11, 2021 – Now Over 8,000 MPP Cases Transferred Into United States Under Biden
- April 26, 2021 – 40 Languages Spoken Among Asylum Seekers with Pending MPP Cases
- April 21, 2021 – Nearly 4,000 MPP Cases Transferred Out of MPP Courts Under Biden, But Most Cases Still Remain In Mexico
- October 20, 2020 – MPP Cases Highest Since Start of Pandemic
- December 19, 2019 – Contrasting Experiences: MPP vs. Non-MPP Immigration Court Cases
- August 26, 2019 – Increasing Numbers “Remain in Mexico” Awaiting Immigration Court Hearings
- July 29, 2019 – Access to Attorneys Difficult for Those Required to Remain In Mexico
Austin Kocher, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and researcher at (TRAC), a research institute that uses Freedom of Information Act requests to study the federal government. Key areas of Kocher’s current research at TRAC include federal immigration detention, enforcement, and deportation, the immigration court system, and trends within the federal criminal and civil courts.
In response to today’s announcement, Kocher said, “Today’s announcement from Secretary Mayorkas that MPP is officially terminated represents the end of a controversial program that significantly changed how asylum cases were processed along the U.S.-Mexico border. TRAC’s data on MPP will remain a powerful and relevant public archive of this policy.”
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