A policy adopted by the Trump administration rough ly one year ago designed to combat the migrant crisis appears to be paying off in a major way at the U.S. border.
The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), more commonly known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, was first adopted in January 2019, and effectively ended the disastrous “catch and release” policy which allowed migrants to enter and settle in the United States—often under dubious or fraudulent pretenses—as they waited for an immigration hearing. The previous “catch and release” policy had long been criticized by those concerned with the egregious exploitation of U.S. asylum and immigration laws. Once inside the U.S., many assumed asylum seekers fail to show up for their hearings, allowing a huge number of individuals and families to go unaccounted for.
“The importance of MPP can’t be stated enough; it is what’s allowed us to take control of the…
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