Biden ends “Remain in Mexico” policy

Biden administration

“Remain in Mexico” policy officially ended. An executive order in Feb had paused the program.

Where: Washington, DC

The Facts

▪ On Tuesday, the Biden administration formally ended the Trump era’s “Remain in Mexico” policy (formerly known as Migrant Protection Protocols).

▪ The former policy required asylum-seekers from Central America to remain south of the US border until their claims were heard.

▪ The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated approximately 68,000 people were returned to Mexico following their enrollment in the MPP.

▪ President Biden issued an executive order in February to pause the program.

▪ Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, stated in a memo to agency heads that he was ending the policy after a months-long review.

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