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.
Secretary Mayorkas released the following statement in support of President Biden's Executive Orders to reform our immigration processes.
Supplemental Policy Guidance for implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols, issued by the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, on December 7, 2020.
In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders. Working closely and collaboratively, the Department of Homeland Security is part of a North American approach to stop the spread of the virus.
Los Protocolos de Protección a Migrantes [Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)] constituyen una acción gubernamental de los Estados Unidos [U.S. Government (USG)] mediante la cual los ciudadanos y nacionales de países aparte de México, que llegan a los Estados Unidos por tierra desde México -- sea o no sea a través de un puerto de entrada -- podrían ser devueltos a México de conformidad con la Sección 235(b)(2)(C) de la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad [Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)] mientras sus procedimientos de remoción se encuentren pendientes en los Estados Unidos bajo la Sección 240 de la INA.
The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) are a U.S. Government (USG) action whereby citizens and nationals of countries other than Mexico arriving in the United States by land from Mexico -- whether or not at a point of entry -- may be returned to Mexico pursuant to Section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) while their U.S. removal proceedings are pending under Section 240 of the INA. MPP is a core component of the USG’s efforts to address the migration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“In close collaboration, the US, Mexico, and Canada have each agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders for 30 additional days. As President Trump stated last week, border control, travel restrictions and other limitations remain critical to slowing the spread and allowing the phased opening of the country.”
MPP is a part of DHS’s comprehensive approach to manage illegal migration, in connection with regional partners, by streamlining U.S. removal proceedings.
WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf will travel to Texas for a three day trip to El Paso, McAllen and Austin. Acting Secretary Wolf will participate in an operational tour of DHS facilities on the Southwest border, meet with local DHS leadership, survey new border wall construction, and meet with state, local and community officials.
Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) enforcement actions for the month of July, indicating more than a 20 percent decrease in U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) apprehensions at the Southwest border for the second month in a row.