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Biden Administration to End Trump-Era “Remain in Mexico” Policy After Court Order

HeadlineAug 09, 2022

In immigration news, the Biden administration said Monday it’s officially ending the contested Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy and will no longer force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are resolved in U.S. courts. The announcement came just hours after a judge lifted an injunction, in effect since December, blocking Biden officials from terminating the program, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP. The Supreme Court ruled in June the Biden administration had the authority to end the policy. Thousands of asylum seekers enrolled in the program have faced kidnapping, torture, rape and other dangerous conditions while waiting in Mexico.

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