FAQ on the Mexican Asylum System

Mexico has seen a substantial increase in the number of refugees applying for asylum. So far in 2019, over 60,000 people have applied for asylum in Mexico, many times over the 3,400 applications received when Asylum Access Mexico was first founded in 2015.

With the current US administration putting up further barriers to refugees seeking asylum in the US, more and more people in need of international protection are either being left in dangerous conditions at the US-Mexico border under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP or ‘Remain in Mexico’) or are choosing to seek asylum in Mexico.

Many of our partner organizations in the US have approached us for more information on the Mexican asylum system, which is why we hosted an online webinar earlier in October to over 150 participants. The summary of that webinar has been condensed into this accessible FAQ on the Mexican asylum system.

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