In an effort to curb the out-of-control border crisis the Biden administration is reimplementing some of Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols, specifically the Remain in Mexico policy. The Department of Homeland Security plans to revert back to the policy next month according to reports, however, is waiting on an agreement from Mexico.
The Hill reports:
he move comes after an initial victory by Texas and Missouri in a suit that argued the Biden administration too hastily withdrew the policy, under which the U.S. transported 70,000 asylum-seekers to Mexico to await a determination in their case.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appealed the case and is working on a memo to rescind the program anew, but it is still required to reimplement what was formally termed the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) “in good faith.”
The announcement follows a series of meetings with high-level officials from the Mexican government.
“Mexico is a sovereign nation that must make an independent decision to accept the return of individuals without status in Mexico as part of any reimplementation of MPP. Discussions with the Government of Mexico concerning when and how MPP will be reimplemented are ongoing,” DHS said in a statement Thursday.