The U.N. expresses 'concern' over the reversal of the 'Stay in Mexico' border policy

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned a renewed bid by Biden's administration to end the policy, which began during Trump's administration.

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The United Nations said on Friday it was concerned about the reversal of a policy imposed by former President Donald Trump that forced tens of thousands of immigrants to wait in Mexico to resolve their US asylum cases.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned a renewed bid by Biden officials to end the policy - commonly called "Stay in Mexico", and officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).

President Joe Biden, a Democrat, rescinded the policy of his Republican predecessor shortly after taking office in January this year. But after Texas and Missouri filed for damages, the judge ruled that they should be reinstated.

"We are concerned about the re-launch of the Migrant Protection Protocol and the risks it poses to Mexico's ability to help immigrants," UN Human Rights Office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters in Geneva.

"We are concerned that any form of advanced security measures to deal with migration will push immigrants to unsafe routes and we fear that we will see dangerous routes and smuggling networks."

"We are concerned about the re-launch of the Migrant Protection Protocol and the risks it poses to Mexico's ability to help immigrants," UN Human Rights Office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters in Geneva.

"We are concerned that any form of advanced security measures to deal with migration will push immigrants to unsafe routes and we fear that we will see dangerous routes and smuggling networks."

Under the 2019 policy, asylum seekers must wait weeks and sometimes years in Mexico for US court day instead of being allowed to await trial in the United States. Biden criticized the campaign policy and immigration advocates said that immigrants trapped in dangerous border towns face hostage and other dangers.

Nancy Izzo Jackson, Senior Bureau Official at the US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, told reporters Thursday: "We are trying to make it a more humane policy, as we work to pass the decision () in the courts."

The number of migrants caught crossing the US-Mexico border has risen to record this year, sparking Republican criticism.

Many immigrants detained at the border, however, were quickly evacuated without being offered asylum under Trump's alternative policy, which was established at the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, which Biden had maintained.