Lawyers urge quick end to stay-in-Mexico policy, after Supreme Court certifies June ruling


Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said shortly after the Supreme Court victory that the justices should report the decision to a lower court, which, in turn, should lift the order to keep the policy. up in a lawsuit filed by the State of Texas.,” The Associated Press reports. “Beyond that, administration officials have said little, including whether any of the thousands of people subject to the policy since December will be allowed to enter and remain in the United States while their cases are adjudicated. by the immigration court.”

More than 110 organizations last month asked the Biden administration to take urgent action to ensure no further migrants are harmed under Remain in Mexico, saying they are “ready to help you end this policy once and for all”.

“Anything less than a quick and principled end to staying in Mexico will undermine the administration’s credibility; set a terrible example for other countries, including those hosting the vast majority of refugees worldwide; reward and encourage efforts to stop legal actions by the administration; and reinforce the unsubstantiated narratives peddled by those who seek to portray those seeking protection as threats to the United States,” they continued.

Schulte also argued that until “an orderly and humane system to accommodate those seeking refuge” becomes a reality, “we will continue to see not only incredibly harmful policies enacted against those fleeing persecution, but we will see chaos conducive to grandstanding.” Remember that there is an active effort to maintain another anti-asylum policy, Stephen Miller’s Title 42 ordinance, indefinitely. “This is another chance for the Biden administration – they should and must take it,” Schulte said.

Among asylum seekers who hope for an end to politics is a 38-year-old Nicaraguan asylum seeker who last month described to NBC News being smuggled in a gruesome manner similar to the smuggling tragedy which claimed the lives of 53 people, including several children. The man, who asked not to be identified by name, “said he and more than 100 other migrants were left ‘suffocated’ in a large container and abandoned by coyotes smuggling them in, NBC News said.

Asylum seekers are also sent to Mexican border towns that State Department officials admit to be dangerous. “The stories of my clients, I mean, they’re raped, they’re kidnapped, they’re robbed, they’re threatened, extorted,” Marysol Castro, an attorney for Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, told NBC News.

“With the Supreme Court’s certified judgment, President Biden has no more excuses,” said Tami Goodlette, Director of General Counsel at Refugee and Immigrant Legal Education and Services Center (RAICES), in a statement received by Daily Kos. “He can either immediately end the cruel and immoral policy of staying in Mexico or claim the toxic, white supremacist legacy of the Trump era as his own.

“The White House and Department of Homeland Security had no immediate comment on the Supreme Court’s certification; the Justice Department declined to comment,” the Associated Press said. made no immediate comment.”

“Biden administration may ditch ‘stay in Mexico’ policy, but what will it use instead,” a headline last month interrogates. It is simply misinformed. Goodlette: “Seeking safety is a human right and RAICES and the communities across the border stand ready to welcome people seeking asylum into our communities once they remain in Mexico and the Title 42 will have ended. People seek asylum because their lives and those of their children depend on it. The restoration of a fair asylum procedure will contribute to ensuring the security of individuals and the cohesion of families. It’s time for President Biden to deliver.


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