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Still at it: House Democrats Launch Investigation Into Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program

Democrats on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigrant and Citizenship announced on Tuesday an investigation into the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols program.  Migrant Protection Protocols, or “Remain in Mexico,” calls on asylum seekers who reach the southern border to wait in Mexico for the duration of their court proceedings, which helps manage the immigration crisis. The program, while it’s ...

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DHS Deputy Says ‘About 60,000’ Migrants Have Been Sent Back Under Remain In Mexico Program

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, lauded the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico program, which has sent tens of thousands of asylum seekers back across the southern border. Cuccinelli appeared on Fox & Friends on Sunday to discuss the White House’s efforts to manage the illegal immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, including its ...

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‘Key Component to Success’: Administration Expands ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program Along Border

DHS has expanded Migrant Protection Protocols to Eagle Pass, Texas, marking the most recent growth of a program that transfers asylum applicants back to Mexico while they wait for their claims to processed in the U.S. immigration court system.  The Trump administration argues that Migrant Protection Protocols, or Remain in Mexico, eliminates a major incentive for foreign nationals to try ...

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Trump Administration Expands ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program For Asylum Seekers 

The Department of Homeland Security has constructed two soft-sided tent facilities in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas, in order to temporarily process more asylum claims.  The facilities include “state-of-the-art” VTC equipment which allows judges from across the country to video conference in and hear asylum cases being filed at the southern border.  The camps are an expansion of the Trump administration’s ...

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DHS Expects Border Apprehensions To Decrease By 25%, Credits Trump’s Deal With Mexico

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects apprehensions of illegal aliens to decline by 25% along the U.S. southern border in June and directly credited President Donald Trump’s immigration deal with Mexico for the change. “It’s become clear that over the past three weeks, since the administration reached a new agreement with Mexico, that we’ve seen a substantial increase in ...

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Report: Trump’s Asylum Program With Mexico Is Adding Two Additional Cities

The Remain in Mexico program will reportedly add two more Mexican border towns, the latest sign that Mexico is doing more to mitigate illegal immigration into the U.S. U.S. asylum seekers will soon be able to stay in two additional Mexican border cities as they wait for their claims to be adjudicated in the American immigration court system, according to ...

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Thousands Booted Out Of US Under Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy

Thousands of Central American migrants have been sent back to Mexico after lodging an asylum claim, a result of President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” directive. Over 5,000 asylum seekers from Central America’s Northern Triangle region — El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala — have been sent back to Mexico as they wait for their claims to go through the U.S. ...

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Trump Making Immigration Move After Favorable Ruling From 9th Circuit: Report

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The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to return asylum seekers to Mexico while they await immigration hearings following a temporary lift on an injunction barring the administration from action. Staff at the office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are preparing to enforce President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which returns asylum seekers to Mexico while they await ...

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9th Circuit Deals Trump An Immigration Win. Yes, You Read That Right

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily lifted an order suspending the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a Trump administration policy that requires Central American asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico before their appearance in immigration court. Though the Friday evening stay is not indicative of the government’s future prospects in this case, it was a rare victory for an administration ...

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Trump Administration to Expand Program That Sends Asylum Seekers Back to Mexico

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The Trump administration will increase the number of Central American asylum seekers who are sent back to Mexico while they await their court case. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Monday she will expand the “Migrant Protection Protocols” program, more popularly known as “Remain in Mexico.” Nielsen, in a memo sent to the federal border chief, ordered Customs and Border ...

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Immigration Groups To Challenge Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy


Immigration advocates plan to fight the Trump administration’s new directive of requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed. Speaking Thursday before a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Secretary of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen revealed a sweeping new policy for migrants who claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Dubbed the “Remain in Mexico” plan, migrants who seek asylum ...

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Report: Mexico backs plan to hold asylum seekers while they await hearings


Members of the incoming Mexican government say they plan to back a Trump administration plan to keep asylum seekers in Mexico while their claims are heard, according to the Washington Post. Details of the “Remain in Mexico” plan are yet to be worked out, according to incoming deputy minister Zoe Robledo, but he did confirm that migrants would stay in ...

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