The Remain in Mexico Program in El Paso
Beginning in January 2019, the Trump administration began forcing Central American asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their immigration cases are processed. The Migration Protection Protocols (also known as the Remain in Mexico program), is meant to deter vulnerable families and children from seeking asylum at the southern border.
The RIM program is endangering the lives of migrants. The WRC observed or documented due process violations, the separation of families, and the return of vulnerable individuals into extreme danger.