After losing an appeal over a legal dispute, the Biden administration has been rumored to be planning the resumption of a Trump-era policy which requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico to be able to appear in U.S. immigration court hearings in accordance with an application filed by the courts late Thursday.
Presidency Joe Biden had ended the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy in his first year as president in January of this year, claiming it was inhumane due to the violence that migrants endured waiting in Mexico to be heard in court.
Texas and Missouri and Missouri filed suit against in the Biden administration on April 1 regarding the suspension of Remain in Mexico which is also called the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP. In August a federal judge in Texas demanded that the Biden administration to restore the MPP, pending what happens in the lawsuit.
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The Biden administration tried to block the order, but it lost in the federal appeals court as well as before the Supreme Court and then said it would follow the court's decision.
Senior administration officials informed reporters on Thursday that under revised Biden administration's Version of the Remain In Mexico immigrants will receive dates for court hearings set no longer than six months into the future , and will be able to be able to attend sessions with judges from immigration at one of the courts that are to be built close to Brownsville as well as Laredo, Texas.
The plans for implementing the new policy, however they could be put on hold if Biden administration wins the lawsuit brought against it by Texas as well as Missouri.
"There are certain issues Mexico has also raised about the prior implementation" of Remain in Mexico one of the officials told. "Any reimplementation would have to take those into account."
In the statement an official from the Department of Homeland Security said: "As noted in the declaration that was filed the previous day, DHS will take the steps necessary to adhere to the court's order that requires us to reinstate MPP with good-faith. Our team is working on doing this in spite of our appeal to the court's decision, for example such actions as contracting to construct temporary facilities for immigration hearing close to at the Southwest border.
"Significantly, Mexico is a sovereign nation that must make an independent decision to accept the return of individuals without status in Mexico as part of any reimplementation of MPP," the statement stated. "Discussions with the Government of Mexico concerning when and how MPP will be reimplemented are ongoing."
Staying in Mexico This policy, that the Trump administration announced in January of 2019, led to an increase in the number of people living in the refugee camps in that Mexican other side of border. Human rights organizations have documented hundreds of kidnappings, rapes , and assaults on migrants sitting in sprawling camp to hear the asylum process.
The Biden administration continues to enforce -and defend in a different legal case -- the Covid-19 regulations, also known in court as Title 42, which push immigrants back to Mexico or force them out of their homelands without providing them with dates for court. Officials said that the administration would continue to follow the policy, and that only those who aren't subject to Title 42 -- for many reasonscould be allowed to remain in Mexico.