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MPP (Remain in Mexico) Will Resume...Or Will It?

October 15, 2021 (1 min read)

Julia Ainsley, NBC News, Oct. 14, 2021

"After having lost a legal battle, the Biden administration tentatively plans a mid-November restart of a Trump-era policy that forces migrants seeking asylum to wait in Mexico for their U.S. immigration court hearings, according to a court filing late Thursday. President Joe Biden had ended the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy when he took office this year, saying it was inhumane because of the violence migrants faced waiting in Mexico for their court hearings. Texas and Missouri sued the Biden administration in April over the suspension of Remain in Mexico, which is formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP. In August, a federal judge in Texas ordered the Biden administration to reinstate the policy pending the outcome of the suit. ... The plans to implement the revised policy, however, would be put on hold if the Biden administration ultimately wins the lawsuit filed by Texas and Missouri. Mexico will also have the power to amend the policy, the officials said, and the administration has been consulting with it about the details."