The Biden Administration confirmed this week that the Department of Homeland Security will finally reimplement Donald Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy starting this November.
This is a huge reversal for Biden who stopped Trump’s very successful program soon after he took over. The far-left will scream and shout but this is the only move Biden can make to deal with the crisis at the border.
“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.
Biden has lost multiple court cases over the controversial policy and one wonders if he isn’t secretly relieved with the outcome.
From The Hill:
The Biden administration told the courts late Thursday that it plans to reimplement the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy in mid-November if it can get buy-in from the neighboring government.
The 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.
BREAKING NOW: White House to Reimplement Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Starting in November https://t.co/bSiqrrKNmM— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 15, 2021
The Biden administration is preparing to revive in mid-November a Trump-era border policy that forces migrants to stay in Mexico until their US immigration court date, according to administration officials https://t.co/VqcYsKC5f1— CNN (@CNN) October 15, 2021
Appalling news from Biden Admin that they are planning to restart the forced return to Mexico program (MPP) next month.— Omar C. Jadwat (@OmarJadwat) October 15, 2021