Metering Update: November 2019   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "In the summer of 2018, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers began to be stationed at the United States' international boundary with Mexico to inform arriving asylum seekers that U.S. ports of entry were full and that they needed to wait their turn in Mexico. Simultaneously, these CBP officials accepted limited numbers of asylum seekers a day--in a process known as metering--often communicating directly with Mexican officials regarding these numbers. As lines of asylum seekers grew longer in border cities, Mexican authorities and civil society groups responded by providing humanitarian assistance and creating informal waitlists. [...] Since August 2019, asylum seekers have continued to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, although in lower numbers than in previous months. This November 2019 metering update estimates that there are currently around 21,398 asylum seekers on waitlists in 11 Mexican border cities."

Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law; Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies
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