Biden announces repeal of Trump-era program requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

President Joe Biden has taken extensive steps to roll back as many of the Trump administration’s policies as possible through executive orders since taking office last month — particularly as it pertains to immigration law and enforcement.

As a recent example of the Biden administration’s opposition to Trump-era border policies, reports confirm that the Migration Protection Protocols plan, commonly known as the “Remain in Mexico” program, appears to be weakening already.

“Working closely with the Government of Mexico”

The MPP required asylum seekers arriving at the nation’s southern border to stay in Mexico until their cases had been adjudicated in the U.S.

Under the Biden administration, those undocumented migrants will be increasingly allowed to enter the U.S. as their cases moved through the immigration system, according to The Epoch Times.

Of course, this represents just one aspect of a much broader reversal of Trump’s immigration policies. Biden has already ordered a halt on border wall construction, called for a pathway to citizenship for many undocumented immigrants, reiterated his support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and even attempted to institute a 100-day pause on most deportations.

The latest move was announced in a statement released on Tuesday and is set to go into effect on Friday.

According to the White House, “the United States will begin to process eligible individuals in the Migration Protection Protocols (MPP) program to pursue their asylum cases in the US, working closely with the Government of Mexico, as well as international and non-governmental organizations.”

“Communicated that our borders are open”

In the meantime, the Biden administration instructed asylum-seekers to take no immediate action and await further details.

“Individuals should not approach the border until instructed to do so,” the White House warned, going on to clarify that “our borders are not open, and this is just the first phase in the administration’s work to reopen access to an orderly asylum process.”

Furthermore, the president noted that only those already enrolled in the MPP would be eligible for processing and that any illegible migrants attempting to cross the border “will be immediately expelled and will not be permitted to remain in the United States.”

Despite the caveats, Biden’s announcement drew immediate criticism and warnings from supporters of Trump’s policy. The president’s reversal also came about a week after a group of House Republicans wrote to him in an effort to refrain from any further moves that would exacerbate a growing immigration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.

A total of 51 GOP lawmakers signed the letter, which sharply criticized Biden’s early action on border issues, claiming that they “all communicated that our borders are open” and expressing concern that his administration “perceives our border security issues as a political game instead of the very serious threat open borders provide to Americans and the migrants seeking to come here.”

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23 Responses

  1. How can he open the borders and keep the nation locked down? This is definitely the idea of a senile old man that has no business being the leader of the free world.

  2. Democrats- when it blows up in your face – give it a new name even though the plan is the same and expect a different result.

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  4. If the dems would just take a few minutes and a little input from others, before writing these ridiculous executive orders, they might actually figure that they are harming American citizens. Biden and his minnions only care about getting back at Trump. If they were doing the jobs they were voted to do, they would study the impact of their actions on us. So far everything they have done has hurt Americans-Don’t they even care about us?

    1. Unfortunately, the dems only objective is to erase Trump…that’ll never happen. They don’t care one bit about Americans!

    2. NO, they don’t care about our country or us citizens. All they care about is enriching themselves and their families. The rest of us can just go to hell as far as their concerned.

  5. Obviously Dems don’t care about American citizens. Just let everybody in illegally with no vetting and wait for increase in Covid – 19 cases. Put a wall around DC but stop the border wall. No logic or reasoning.

    1. Traitor Joe’s primary responsibility is the protection of the country’s citizens. Canceling President Trump’s policy of keeping foriegn nationals in Mexico until they can legally gain access to our country endangers the citizens of the USA, is illegal, dereliction of duty and grounds for impeachment!

  6. Agree with all posts! Biden could care less about the American people , whom in his oath of office he has sworn to “ defend and protect”. That ONLY applies to the illegals, not us in his opinion!

  7. Keep at it Creepy Joe and there will be mutiny for attacks on our rights. Half of Americans loathe you, seems like you’re wanting a civil war, you’re sure doing a great job of making it happen 👏

  8. Priority 1., The procedure should be for JB to get every single body in the USA that can work, working.
    Priority 2., Encourage those Countries to explore why their People want to leave and have them fix it, with help of course.
    Priority 3., Then, select the good ones only and for a Cost from their their Country’s origin.
    If it’s too much to handle, resign.

  9. How bout these asylum seekers seek refuge in the WH – China Joe could possibly get a real education on his illegal programs – next on to Plastic Pelosi’s house – she has lots of room in her compound & lots of food in her very expensive frig – enough room in her frig to feed 1000’s

  10. You know these things have been going on for awhile now & we all say oh my they can’t do that impeach them etc. Nobody is going to do anything until we force them to do it!
    Call your Senator & Congress person everyday until we as a group blow up the phones & tell them

    I DEMAND A COMPLETE AUDIT & INVESTIGATION INTO THE 2020 ELECTION & FOR THE IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDRN & HARRIS. BIDEN IS COMPLETELY UNFIT FOR OFFICE & BOTH BIDEN & HARRIS HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS PUTTING THEM BOTH IN A CONFLICT OF INTREST POSITION, ADVERTISING & PROMOTING THEIR BUSINESS & USING THE VP & POTUS AS AN ADVERTISING SELF INTREST POSITION & THAT IS ILLEGAL! PLUS VP HARRIS IS BAILING OUT RIOTORS & BLM FOR CRIMES COMMITED WHICH IS ILLEGAL.
    ALSO NANCY PELOSI NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE FOR ABUSE OF POWER.

    HOUSE & SENATE 202-224-3121
    IT IS WORTH A TRY, BETTER THAN SITTING HERE DOING NOTHING!

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