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Metering & COVID-19   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "For the past two years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been stationed at the United States' international boundary with Mexico and informed arriving asylum seekers that U.S. ports of entry were full. Simultaneously, CBP officials accepted limited numbers of asylum seekers a day, in a process that is known as metering. 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. [...] This report by the Robert Strauss Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (USMEX) at the University of California San Diego aims to provide an update on how metering's suspension has affected asylum seekers and metering lists along the border. It also looks at how migrant shelters are preparing for COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] cases among asylum seekers."

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2020-04
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University of Texas at Austin. Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law; University of California, San Diego. Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies
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University of Texas at Austin. Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law: https://www.strausscenter.org/
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