Biden Ends Contested Trump-Era “Remain in Mexico” Policy

HeadlineJun 02, 2021

The Biden administration has formally terminated the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as “Remain in Mexico.” The 2019 policy forced some 68,000 asylum seekers to wait in often dangerous conditions in Mexico while their cases made their way through U.S. courts. The Biden administration says about 11,000 asylum seekers who were enrolled in MPP have been allowed into the U.S. since January. Immigrant rights groups celebrated the news but have vowed to hold the administration accountable. The ACLU said, “Now the Biden administration must ensure that everyone who was subjected to this policy can pursue their asylum claims in the U.S. Biden must also dismantle Trump’s other attacks on the asylum system.”

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