Texas, Missouri Sue Biden, Attempt to Reinstate 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

Headline Roundup April 13th, 2021

The state of Texas sued the Biden administration Tuesday in an attempt to reinstate a Trump-era policy that required migrants arriving at the southern border to wait in Mexico while applying for asylum, also known as the "Remain In Mexico" policy. The Trump administration implemented the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program in January 2019; before that, migrants could wait inside the U.S. for a court decision, which often took months or years. President Biden ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to suspend the policy soon after he took office in January. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, said the reinstatement of the program would "immediately remedy the influx of crime." In addition, the attorneys general are asking the court to award Texas and Missouri “the costs of this action and reasonable attorney’s fees.”

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Texas, Missouri Sue Biden, Attempt to Reinstate 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

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The state of Texas sued the Biden administration Tuesday seeking to reinstate a Trump-era policy that forced migrants arriving at the southern border to wait in Mexico while applying for asylum.

President Biden in his first days in office directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a replacement for the policy known as "Remain in Mexico" that forced more than 60,000 asylum-seekers south across the border.

“The result of this arbitrary and capricious decision has been a huge surge of Central American migrants, including thousands of unaccompanied minors,...

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Texas and Missouri sued President Joe Biden’s administration in an effort to restore the so-called “remain in Mexico” policy that the president revoked shortly after entering office.

The states claimed President Joe Biden unlawfully halted the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, enacted by the previous administration, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said the administration’s decision to halt the MPP has...

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