Biden admin begins process of reversing Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ asylum policy

President Joe Biden entered office last month with a clear plan to roll back as many Trump-era policies as possible.

In a move on Friday, the president began to make good on his promise to repeal former President Donald Trump’s so-called “Remain in Mexico” policy regarding asylum-seekers.

The latest executive action

According to the New York Post, the Biden administration has started to allow such immigrants to stay in the United States as their cases are being adjudicated.

Trump instituted the Migrant Protection Protocols policy in January 2019, thus requiring migrants who arrive at the southern border to seek asylum to remain in Mexico while their cases are heard in the United States.

The stated goal of this policy was to reduce the number of migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border and was specifically designed to pare down the number of fraudulent asylum claims.

By some measures, the plan appeared to have been working and a total of about 70,000 asylum-seekers had been part of the program by the time Biden was inaugurated.

Currently, roughly 25,000 individuals have active cases ongoing amid a backlog that resulted from the COVID-19 public health crisis.

“Another step in our commitment”

Of course, Trump had plenty of critics on the left — including Biden. Accordingly, the former vice president campaigned in part on his promise to do away with the policy, and his administration is now following through on that vow.

Reports earlier this week indicated that the White House has instituted a new policy allowing migrants to stay in America as they wait for their cases to be heard in immigration court. As part of the program, asylum-seekers will be given notices to appear before a judge before they are effectively released on their own recognizance.

According to the specifics of the plan, 25 immigrants will be released in the U.S. each day in three different locations — two in Texas and one in California.

This is sure to be just the start of Biden’s immigration overhaul, likely to phase out the Remain in Mexico policy entirely.

As Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas explained in a statement this week, Biden’s “latest action is another step in our commitment to reform immigration policies that do not align with our nation’s values.”

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  1. Leave Biden in office and we will not have a nation left. Get him out and the rest of the squad. He did not win he stole the office..,.

    1. You are right and I have the picture still of Biden telling us ahead of the election that he had the most extensive fraud ever set up. So why is he in white house instead of jail?

  2. Lien Biden is the weakest president we have ever had in my lifetime I hope our. Attorneys General file suit after suit to keep him tied up in paper work he is not President he is pretender elect

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  6. China Joe Biden and family have made millions from China to destroy America. He isn’t our President it was stolen. He’s trying to kill Americans bringing in illegal aliens.

  7. The sooner we can ditch Biden and Harris the better this country will progress. We want Donald J Trump back as our president.

  8. What has been perpetrated upon Americans and our country is so very wrong! evil! corrupt!! We were cheated out of our president and look what we ended up with!

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