The Biden government would plan to resume the ‘Stay in Mexico’ plan, the immigration policy devised by Trump


24 nov 2021 22:31 GMT

Between January 25, 2019 and January 21, 2021, some 68,000 migrants were sent to the Latin American country to await the resolution of their asylum requests.

The Government of Joe Biden will reinstate the ‘Migrant Protection Protocols’ (MPP) program next week, through which the US will send asylum seekers to Mexico to wait in the neighboring nation the resolution of their cases.

The program, also known as ‘Stay in Mexico’, will begin to operate first in the Texas cities of El Paso and Brownsville, as well as in San Diego, California, as confirmed by an official from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS, for its acronym in English) to the Axios site.

Mexico’s position

The reinstatement of the program depends on the Mexican government approving the agreement to receive asylum seekers registered in this immigration policy.

On October 14, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) expressed to the US government a series of concerns regarding the “respect for due process“,” the guarantee of legal certainty and access to legal advice “and the”integrity and security of migrants“, which would be part of the MPP reinstatement.

This policy implemented by former Republican President Donald Trump (2017-2021) was suspended in early June by the Biden Administration. However, the Northern District Court of Texas ordered the reinstatement of ‘Stay in Mexico’, arguing that the federal government did not adequately justify the cancellation of the program.

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In this phase of MPP, the US government would offer asylum seekers the possibility of receive the covid-19 vaccine, according to two US immigration officials consulted by Axios.

Between January 25, 2019 and January 21, 2021, some 68,000 migrants They were sent to Mexico to await the resolution of their asylum requests, according to information from the Department of Homeland Security.