'Remain in Mexico' Winds Down, More Than 4,600 Are Left Out

'Remain in Mexico' Winds Down, More Than 4,600 Are Left Out

She has continued to live in Matamoros with her partner, who has an open MPP case. But for those MPP cases that have been decided since the program began at the start of 2019, only 1.7% of the cases that have been decided were approved. “That really suggests that the entire program itself was designed to make asylum impossible.”“The purpose of the Migrant Protection Protocols was to undermine the asylum process along the U.S.-Mexico border,” Kocher adds. I’ve been speaking to a therapist,” Fajardo tells TIME in a phone call from her apartment in Matamoros after she finished her lessons for the day. According to TRAC, only about 40% of those with open MPP cases were actually able to enter the U.S. as of May 2021.

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