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Department of Homeland Security Announce Supplemental Guidance for MPP Implementation

Release Date: 
December 7, 2020

Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are releasing supplemental guidance for implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). The supplemental guidance represents the culmination of a broad and thorough programmatic review that began in early 2020.

“Good government means making sound policies better over time,” said Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf. “What we have seen with MPP is that this is a policy that delivers quick and efficient judicial results while providing due process to those that are part of the program. The supplemental guidance issued today maintains our commitment to this vital program.”

MPP comprises a vital part of the United States’ efforts to manage irregular migration flows arriving to the U.S.-Mexico border. The supplemental guidance released today enshrines ongoing operational improvements made since the initial implementation of the program and further refines MPP operating principles related to document service, amenability, family units, and known mental and physical health issues, among other topics.

The Supplemental Policy-Guidance can be found here.

More information on Migrant Protection Protocols can be found here.

Last Published Date: December 7, 2020
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