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CAMPI Releases May Metering Report

May 18, 2021 |

The Central America and Mexico Policy Initiative (CAMPI), led by our CAMPI Fellows Savitri Arvey and Caitlyn Yates, have released the quarterly Metering Update for May 2021. This report provides an update on metering lists, asylum seekers, and migrant shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border amid CBP’s asylum processing suspension. It documents approximately 18,680 asylum seekers on waitlists in eight Mexican border cities. This is an approximately 15 percent increase from February 2021, when there were 16,250 asylum seekers on the lists. For more information, see the report here.