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Biden administration says 'stay in Mexico' policy is over

Homeland Security Monday requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for a hearing in U.S. immigration court hours after judge dismisses announced that it was ending its Trump-era policy. A reopening order in force since December.

The timing has been questioned since the Supreme Court ruled on his June 30th that the Biden administration could end the "stay in Mexico" policy. Homeland Security officials said they would have to wait for the court to approve the verdict and for Matthew Kaksmalik, a Trump-appointed judge in Amarillo, Texas, to lift the injunction. The Supreme Court confirmed its ruling last week.

The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that the program would be dissolved "in a swift and orderly manner." No more people have been registered and those who have appeared in court will not be returned to Mexico when they appear in the United States for their next hearing.

The policy "has inherent flaws, imposes an unreasonable human cost, and draws resources and personnel away from other priority efforts to secure the border," the agency said. rice field.

Will the person whose claim is dismissed or dismissed be given his second chance, or will the person whose next court is months away be allowed to return to the United States sooner? And many other questions remain. The Department of Homeland Security said it would provide additional information "in the coming days."

Since its introduction in January 2019 by President Donald Trump until President Joe Biden suspends it on his first day in office in January 2021, about 70,000 immigrants have been under “immigrant protection.” subject to this policy, formally known as the "Protocol". Fulfill your election promises. Many were allowed to return to the United States to file lawsuits during the early months of the Biden presidency.

From December he had nearly 5,800 people covered by the policy by June, which is a modest number. Most are Nicaraguans, with some from Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela.

Trump has made this policy the centerpiece of border enforcement, which he says is inhumane as it exposes immigrants to extreme violence in Mexico and makes access to lawyers much more difficult. criticized.