Friday, February 12, 2021

DHS Announces Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active Migrant Protection Protocols Cases


The Department of Homeland Security yesterday announced a rollback of the Trump administration's Return to Mexico policy:

"Building on a series of Executive Orders last week, the Biden Administration is announcing another step in our phased strategy to reform the nation’s immigration system. Beginning on February 19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin phase one of a program to restore safe and orderly processing at the southwest border. DHS will begin processing people who had been forced to `Remain in Mexico' under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Approximately 25,000 individuals in MPP continue to have active cases.

Individuals should not take any action at this time and should remain where they are to await further instructions. We will soon announce a virtual registration process that will be accessible from any location. Once registered, eligible individuals will be provided additional information about where and when to present themselves. Individuals should not approach the border until instructed to do so."

Elliot Spagat for the Associated Press reviews the policy change here.


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So, the virtual system will be “accessible” from the street corners where some of these folks are living? Hope some advocacy group will help everyone get registered. As we know, many of the “addresses” in the EOIR/DHS “system” are inadequate or imaginary, e.g., “Jose Gomez, Casa, Mexico.”

Posted by: Paul Schmidt | Feb 15, 2021 6:49:00 AM

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