Biden administration ends 'Remain in Mexico' policy waits for asylum-seekers after judge lifts injunction
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is ending a Trump administration policy that required asylum-seekers entering at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their cases are pending.
The department announced Monday that new asylum-seekers will no longer be enrolled in the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which is formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols. Those who are already in the program and waiting in Mexico will be allowed to remain in the United States when they return from their next scheduled court date.
The department announced the end to the program after U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the Northern District of Texas lifted an injunction that kept the policy in place. Kacsmaryk acted following a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that found that the Biden administration could repeal the protocols.
The Washington Post and the Associated Press are among the publications with coverage.
ABAJournal.com: “Supreme Court doesn’t disturb order forcing Biden to revive remain-in-Mexico policy”
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