US | DHS Unwinds “Remain in Mexico” Program

The Department of Homeland Security is moving forward to unwind the Migrant Protection Protocols program, also known as “Remain in Mexico.”  DHS announced on August 8 that it would no longer enroll individuals into MPP. Individuals currently in MPP in Mexico will be disenrolled when they return for their next scheduled court date. Individuals disenrolled from MPP will continue their removal proceedings in the United States.

The MPP program, first introduced during the Trump administration, has had about 70,000 asylum seekers held in often unsafe conditions at the US southern border while their case was processed.

The Biden administration faced litigation, Biden v. Texas et al., from attorneys general from Texas and several other states who opposed the program’s ending.
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