The only migrants coming through El Paso are those in the Migrant Protection Protocols, said Mayor Oscar Leeser, and they are not allowed to cross into the U.S. if they test positive.
7/ A spokesperson for ICE said if children already had been ordered removed under their family’s case in the Migrant Protection Protocols program, they are subject to deportation when they cross the border again — even if they do so alone and under different circumstances.
This policy -- "the Migrant Protection Protocols" -- started a year ago today. I can't think of another immigration policy that has had such a dramatic impact with such a muted public response.
Every day, the U.S. government sends dozens of asylum seekers to an informal camp under a policy called the Migrant Protection Protocols. They are taken directly to the encampment and often sleep outside until they find a tent.
Linda Rivas, executive director of Las Americas Immigration Advocacy Center, said she has been able to get about 40 people taken out of the Migrant Protection Protocols program. That included people who had been kidnapped, or were pregnant or LGBTQ.