Official data indicates that the majority of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States have registered with the Stay in Mexico program. It’s also known as the Migratory Protection Program and many people wonder: What’s up with it today?
Norms are shared saying that this is not enough. Of course, if we take into account the high number of migrants that arrive every day at the border between Mexico and the United States.
To give you an idea of the low number recorded this year, only 0.53% of the cases processed so far have been approved. Main reason for this? There is nothing more than a lack of attorney to represent your interests before the Immigration Court.
Authorities believe more than 5,000 asylum seekers must wait in the Aztec land. By the way, currently these figures show that these people have to wait there until their cases are resolved in US immigration courts.
Time limit for processing cases
Asylum cases are processed, as established, within a period of 180 days. However, again the lack of lawyers prevents those conditions from being met.
During the last 6 months, out of 1,109 processed, only 27 cases have been cleared. This means a much lower rate than the previous steps.
The Migrant Protection Program initially emerged in 2019 during the Donald Trump administration. After this it was suspended in January 2021. Months later, in August last year, the Joe Biden government restarted the Stay in Mexico program. At that time it was named MPP 2.0.
Its main purpose is to return foreigners from the Aztec country who show credible fear. There they should wait for the resolution of their case.