The Biden administration announced late Thursday that it is preparing to resume the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which requires migrants at the southern border to stay in Mexico as they wait to have their asylum cases heard.
The Department of Homeland Security said it plans to reimplement the “Remain in Mexico” policy in November after the administration attempted to end the Trump-era policy earlier this year and was met with legal challenges.
A U.S. District Court in Texas in August ordered the Biden administration to resume the policy, called the Migrant Protection Protocols. During the Trump administration, more than 60,000 asylum seekers were sent back across the southern border to Mexico under the policy.
DHS said it is “taking necessary steps to comply with the court order, which requires us to reimplement MPP in good faith,” according to a Thursday statement from the department.
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