Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Matamoros Border Crossing Opened


Less than a week after beginning to process asylum cases of immigrants awaiting in Mexico the resolution of their cases under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), the government of Joe Biden announced on Wednesday the opening of a second door to attend people living in the refugee camp located in Matamoros. Last week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began the entry of asylum seekers through the San Ysidro border crossing, in California, the first phase of a plan that aims to process more than 25,000 active cases of migrants that since the end January 2019, they have arrived at the border with Mexico in search of asylum, but were returned under the protection of the zero tolerance immigration policy imposed by the Donald Trump government.  Under the MPP, more than 70,000 migrants were returned to Mexican territory to await the resolution of their asylum cases in the US immigration courts. Of these, only 25,000 remain or are pending processing. Team work According to a DHS report, the opening of the second gate, at the Matamoros border crossing, the United States immigration authorities will have the support of the Government of Mexico and international humanitarian organizations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Refugees (UNHCR). 

Source: Univision


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