Biden administration ends ‘Stay in Mexico’ policy pending asylum seekers after judge lifts injunction
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The US Department of Homeland Security is ending a Trump administration policy that required asylum seekers entering the southern border to wait in Mexico while their case is pending.
The Department announced Monday that new asylum seekers will no longer be enrolled in the “Remain in Mexico” policy, officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols. Those already in the program and waiting in Mexico will be allowed to stay in the United States when they return from their next scheduled court date.
The department announced the end of the program after U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the Northern District of Texas lifted an injunction that kept the policy in place. Kacsmaryk acted on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that found the Biden administration could repeal the protocols.
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