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Notice of Availability for Policy Guidance Related to Implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols

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Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security.


Notice of availability.


This document announces the availability of the “Policy Guidance for Implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols” on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website, and of other related documents on DHS component websites.


The policy guidance was issued on January 25, 2019.

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On December 20, 2018, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) announced that DHS, consistent with the Migrant Protection Protocols, would begin implementation of section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act on a wide-scale basis to resolve the migration crisis along our southern border.

On January 25, 2019, the Secretary issued “Policy Guidance for Implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols.” The January 25, 2019, policy guidance is available on the DHS website at the following location:​sites/​default/​files/​publications/​19_​0129_​OPA_​migrant-protection-protocols-policy-guidance.pdf.

DHS components subsequently issued the following related documents, which are available on the DHS component websites at the following locations:

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Kirstjen M. Nielsen,


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[FR Doc. 2019-03541 Filed 2-27-19; 8:45 am]