Biden trying again to end "Remain in Mexico" policy

Posted on AllSides October 29th, 2021
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The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a memo Thursday announcing its intent to end the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy, DHS officials told reporters on a call.

Why it matters: The Biden administration is currently under a court order to reimplement the policy, which is formally known as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). The controversial program requires many migrants to remain in Mexico while their asylum claims are processed in U.S. courts. Human rights advocates have slammed MPP as inhumane.

Catch up quick: The Biden administration first tried to end the program in June, but a U.S....

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