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DHS Secretary Nielsen to Tour San Ysidro Port of Entry, Evaluate Migrant Protection Protocols

Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen with the Department of Homeland Security will tour the San Ysidro Port of Entry to assess the crossing’s working protocols Tuesday, the agency announced.

The operational tour will show Nielsen how the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) are being implemented.

MPP refers to when U.S. authorities send migrants outside of the U.S., usually to Mexico, for the duration of their immigration proceedings, according to DHS’s website.

“Secretary Nielsen will see firsthand how MPP implementation will ensure migrants are protected according to U.S. and international obligations while also addressing the crisis at our Southern Border,” read a press release from DHS Monday.

DHS said MPP aids the “chaotic migration” at the southern border and “restore(s) the integrity of the United States immigration system.”

Nielsen will also meet with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees Tuesday.

The San Ysidro Port of Entry is one of the busiest land border crossings in the world with about 110,000 people entering the U.S. every day.

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