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CBP OFO Treatment of Asylum Seekers at Ports of Entry

Project Objective

The objectives are to determine if CBP OFO: 1) Turning away those who present themselves for asylum at the ports of entry, 2) Separating family units that seek asylum and for what reasons , and 3) Documenting family separations.

DHS Component
Project Mission
Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches

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