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DHS Statement on First Step in Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases

DHS began the first step in a phased approach to restore safe and orderly processing at the Southwest Border. DHS and its international partners have now initiated the virtual registration process for individuals who had been forced to return to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and have a pending case before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The United States is continuing to strictly enforce existing immigration laws and border security measures. Individuals should not approach the border, including at designated ports of entry, unless and until they are approved and receive appointment information through the remote registration process.

Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) anuncia proceso para atender a individuos en México con casos pendientes bajo MPP

En seguimiento a una serie de órdenes ejecutivas emitidas la semana pasada, la administración del Presidente Biden anuncia otro paso en nuestra estrategia por fases para reformar el sistema migratorio de nuestra nación.  A partir del 19 de febrero, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) comenzará la fase uno de un programa para restaurar el procesamiento seguro y ordenado en nuestra frontera suroeste.  DHS comenzará a procesar a los individuos que fueron forzados a “permanecer en México” bajo los Protocolos de Protección al Migrante (MPP).

DHS Announces Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases

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).

Asylum Cooperative Agreement with Honduras Finalized

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the United States and Honduras have concluded the implementation accords for the Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA) signed in September 2019. Under the ACA, certain migrants requesting asylum or similar humanitarian protection at the U.S. border may be transferred to Honduras to seek protection in Honduras.

El Salvador Begins Implementation of Asylum Cooperative Agreement

On December 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the United States and El Salvador have concluded the implementation accords for the Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA) signed in September 2019. Under the ACA, certain migrants requesting asylum or similar humanitarian protection at the U.S. border will be transferred to El Salvador to seek protection in El Salvador.

Remarks as Prepared by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Highlighting Border Security and Immigration Policies of the Trump Administration

Reversing course is no way forward. Decriminalizing illegal entry, stopping the deportation of criminal aliens, resuming catch and release, returning to a broken asylum system, dismantling the wall, walking away from landmark international agreements, and putting foreign workers first in line for American jobs is not the way to secure the Homeland. These are not just bad policies, they are dangerous.

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