HIAS Report Maps Process for Ending MPP, the “Humanitarian Disaster”

  • Create a streamlined process for allowing entry into the U.S. to asylum seekers who are currently in MPP or were previously subjected to MPP and those who were previously subjected to other restrictive asylum policies.
  • Asylum seekers at the border should be able to apply for Humanitarian Parole, an alternative travel document that allows entry for urgent humanitarian reasons.
  • Create two simultaneous tracks for processing MPP cases at key Ports of Entry into the U.S. Vulnerable asylum seekers — defined as those with a medical condition or mental illness, pregnant women, LGBTQ individuals, and non-Spanish speakers — should be processed immediately upon presenting themselves. For those without these stated vulnerabilities, the administration should process them in phases.
  • Ensure that there is a presumption that no asylum seeker will be held in Customs and Border Protection custody for more than four hours, and no asylum seeker should be subjected to Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention.

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