DHS Makes New Push to End President Trump’s “Stay in Mexico” Asylum Policy

Fabrics and tents are erected at a camp for migrants near the El Chaparral border crossing with the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Dueñes

The The Department of Homeland Security On Wednesday, it said it plans to issue a new memo in the coming weeks to end the controversial “Stay in Mexico” immigration program.

The department issued a warrant in June to end the program implemented by former President Donald Trump, known officially as Migrant Protection Protocols, but a Texas-based federal judge has ruled that the MPP must be restarted.

The US Supreme Court in August rejected an attempt by President Joe Biden’s administration to block the Texas-based judge’s ruling.

“A new memorandum ending the MPP will not go into effect until the existing injunction is lifted by court order,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Wednesday. “In issuing a new MPP Termination Memorandum, the Chamber intends to address the concerns raised by the courts in connection with the previous memorandum.”

Biden, who since taking office in January has sought to repeal many of Trump’s hard-line immigration policies, has backed away from the MPP. Republican-led Texas and Missouri challenged the Democratic president’s move.

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