Biden administration intends to reimplement Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' immigration policy

The move comes after initial victory by Texas, Missouri in a suit arguing administration too hastily withdrew the policy

Updated: October 15, 2021 - 12:43pm

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The Biden administration has told the federal courts that it intends in mid-November to reimplement President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" immigration policy – if it can get support from stakeholder government.

The move comes after an initial victory by Texas and Missouri in a suit that argued the administration too hastily withdrew the policy, under which the U.S. transported 70,000 asylum-seekers to Mexico to await a determination in their case, according to The Hill newspaper

The Department of Homeland Security has appealed the case and is working on a memo to try again to rescind, but it is still required to reimplement what was formally termed the Migrant Protection Protocols "in good faith," the Hill also reports.