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Coronavirus Pandemic Halts Migration, Asylum Cases05:36
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An asylum seeker staying at the Juventud 2000 migrant shelter in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, sweeps the floor on April 3, 2020 as stronger cleaning measures are being implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. (Guillermo Arias/AFP via Getty Images)
An asylum seeker staying at the Juventud 2000 migrant shelter in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, sweeps the floor on April 3, 2020 as stronger cleaning measures are being implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. (Guillermo Arias/AFP via Getty Images)

Since the beginning of the Migrant Protection Protocols or "Remain in Mexico" policy began in 2019, over 60,000 asylum seekers have been sent to Mexico to await their court hearings.

COVID-19 has effectively halted all migration and asylum cases, with the courts expected to open on June 1. But until then asylum seekers are still lining up for cancelled hearings and have been routinely denied non-refoulement interviews.

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley talks with immigration lawyer Taylor Levy (@taylorklevy).

This segment aired on May 8, 2020.

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