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Biden Administration Might Restart Trump’s Remain in Mexico Policy Next Week

Biden Administration Might Restart Trump’s Remain in Mexico Policy Next Week

“will force asylum-seekers to wait months in Mexico ahead of their immigration court hearings in the U.S.”

Next week, the Biden administration might reinstate Trump’s remain in Mexico policy, which forces migrants to stay on the other side of the border while their applications are being processed.

This will undoubtedly cause gnashing of teeth from leftists, who have convinced themselves that any and all Trump policies are inherently evil.

It will also be seen as an admission that Trump was right about something, and the left can’t have that.

Stef W. Kight reports at Axios:

Scoop: Biden restarting Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy

President Biden will start turning asylum seekers back to Mexico as soon as next week under a reinstated Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program — but will offer them the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Under court orders, the president will officially undo a key immigration promise, which will force asylum-seekers to wait months in Mexico ahead of their immigration court hearings in the U.S. — as long as Mexico accepts them.

  • One difference from the program under former President Trump’s administration: All migrant adults enrolled in “Remain in Mexico” will be offered the vaccine, although it can’t be required, according to two government immigration officials.
  • It’s unclear at what point in the process the migrants would be able to get their shots, whether before being turned back, when they return to the U.S. for their court hearing or at some other time.
  • The policy, formally called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), will first be reinstated in El Paso and Brownsville, Texas, as well as San Diego, California, one DHS official said.

Our news cycle moves so fast that it’s easy to forget a judge ordered Biden to resume the policy shortly after his administration ended it.

Forbes reported:

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, has blocked the administration’s move to end the program, saying the federal government did not follow proper procedures to cancel it and failed to take its benefits into account. The Biden Administration brought a challenge of the decision to the Supreme Court, which issued a ruling in August upholding Kacsmaryk’s court order that forces the government to restart the policy.

Mayorkas issued a memo last month seeking to resolve the court issues, acknowledging that illegal border crossings dropped while the policy was in place but also claiming it did more harm than good by placing asylum seekers in danger. The memo stated many migrants faced unsafe living conditions in Mexico and lacked access to adequate legal representation.

The simple fact is that the border crisis is real. Perhaps this will deter the seemingly never-ending flow of migrants to our southern border.


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My guess – it’s another PR stunt. He will water it down so it is useless.
But he will get a talking point so he can say he is actually doing something.

By the way – why wouldn’t EVERY Mexican rush to the border to get their FREE vaccine ? Seems like Biden just gave every Mexican a reason to go to the US border.

AND Note that KAMALA is not mentioned in the announcement. I guess she’s actually not in charge of the Border ?

Let’s go Brandon.

    OldProf2 in reply to Ben Kent. | November 25, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Not just free vaccine, but also $450,000 in cold, hard US cash.

      Milhouse in reply to OldProf2. | November 25, 2021 at 2:51 pm

      What are you talking about? The $450K is a proposed settlement with those people who are suing the government for having illegally taken their children from them, and are likely to win big damages. The courts have already ruled that removing their children was against the law; the only question now is whether they’ll be awarded damages, and if so how much.

      The idea that anyone has proposed paying all illegal immigrants $450K is simply an outright lie. Nobody in the administration (or anywhere else, as far as I know) has ever proposed such a thing.

        Ben Kent in reply to Milhouse. | November 25, 2021 at 9:26 pm

        OldProf is obviously referring to the items that draw people to the USA. When they hear that illegals are getting a vaccine and that there is talk of paying to to $450,000 PER PERSON — that kind of talk has a way to attract millions to cross the border – free stuff and a “lottery ticket (chance at $450,000 PER PERSON if the border patrol mishandles your family).

        56 Million Mexicans live in Poverty (meaning their income is less than $5 per day. And about 12 million live in extreme poverty (meaning less than $2 per day).

        Biden gives 56 million hopeless people the possibility of 5 x to 10x more money than they can make in LIFETIME. Cross the border is an immediate economic boost AND you always have the lottery ticket if the Board Patrol mishandles your family.

        It’s a wonder we don’t already have 20 million Mexicans at the border as well as millions of other Central Americans, Caribes and South Americans.

        JohnSmith100 in reply to Milhouse. | November 26, 2021 at 9:20 pm

        Even one payment is unacceptable.

Gee, did he come up with this idea all by himself?

If this does happen, watch for words such as “historic first” and “humane”.

Let’s not forget, this admin has not killed their idea of big $$ to previous immigrants.

“Build Back Better!”

“Woops, looks like it was better BEFORE!”

But you could say that about pretty much everything Biden reversed..

“Restart remain in Mexico policy”

Maybe they should do the same thing for oil. Restart “Remain in Saudi Arabia” for oil and use our own instead.