The United States plans to reactivate the “Stay in Mexico” immigration policy in November
America Plans to reactivate Trump-era politics in Novemberlive in mexico“, which forced asylum seekers to wait for their cases to be resolved in that country as long as the Mexican government agreed, white House.
President Joe Biden The Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) program established by its predecessor in 2019 ended in June Donald Trump and for which about 70,000 asylum seekers, mostly from Central America, sent back Mexico will await his appointment in US courts there.
But in August, a federal court in Texas Ordered the resumption of the MPP, noting that the Biden administration had improperly terminated it. NS Supreme court Weeks later, it declined the government’s request to withhold the decision.
White House spokeswoman Carine Jean-Pierre told reporters late Thursday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “He submitted a court-ordered report outlining the steps taken pursuant to the court order to restore the MPP.”
“DHS appealed that court order and announced that it intended to issue a second MPP termination memo,” but in the meantime, “administration Biden It will abide by the law and follow the order of the court.”
In his report, DHS said, “To be in a position to re-implement the MPP in mid-November, based on the decisions taken by Mexico“.
On Twitter, DHS said the president is in talks with the Mexican government Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
“Mexico is a sovereign nation that must make an independent decision to accept the return of people pursuant to any re-implementation of the MPP. This decision has not been made,” the DHS said.
The Mexican Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which it reiterated its “respect for migrants and asylum seekers”, but did not mention the MPP.
“In a sovereign manner, Mexico will continue to negotiate with the Executive Branch of the United States to advance a regional, orderly, safe and regular migration policy,” he said.
More than 1.3 million have been detained at the southern US border since the arrival of Biden To white House In January, a level not seen in 20 years.
Human rights groups denounced the reactivation of “Stay in Mexico,” which Biden promised to end during the election campaign, as inhumane.
“We call on DHS Secretary Alejandro Meyercas to immediately issue a new MPP termination memorandum. The longer the government delays, the more lives are at risk,” said George Lowry of the American Immigration Council.
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