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PHOTOS: One Year Since Remain in Mexico: Immigration Advocates Fight to #RestoreAsylumNow

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One year after the Trump Administration implemented the Remain in Mexico (MPP) policy, immigrants and immigration advocates across the country called for a restoration of the U.S. asylum system. 

The Remain in Mexico policy, also known as Migrant Protections Protocols (MPP) was created by the Trump Administration as an effort to keep out migrants seeking asylum at our southern border. The policy forces migrants to wait for months or years in camps in Mexico before their asylum cases are considered. It is a destructive and inhumane policy that must end. 

Since its implementation a year ago, 60,000 asylum seekers have been removed from the U.S. and forced to wait in dangerous and deplorable camps in Mexico under the Remain in Mexico policy. 

During today’s Day of Action, advocates filled up courts and tent courts in San Antonio, Laredo, Brownsville, and San Diego to witness the hearings of asylum seekers fighting to stay in the U.S., while others held vigils and rallies along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Learn more about the horrors of Remain in Mexico below:

Check out photos and tweets from the day: