Remain in Mexico Policy to Resume in November

Decision was made pursuant to federal judge’s order. 

President Biden’s administration is preparing to resume an immigration policy from the previous administration of returning migrants to Mexico while their requests for asylum in the U.S. are considered. The administration expects the program to be in effect by mid-November and is in compliance with a federal court order. 

The Department of Homeland Security said it will issue a memorandum terminating the Migrant Protection Protocol in the “coming weeks,” but it will not take effect until the current injunction is lifted by court order. In a statement, DHS said, “The Department remains committed to building a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system that upholds our laws and values. The Department also continues to process individuals in accordance with U.S. law and our mission.” 

The president’s administration was required to restart the program after pausing it earlier this year. The U.S. Supreme Court in August denied a request by the administration to stay a lower court order requiring it to restart the policy. DHS has appealed the ruling of the lower courts. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For federal judges as they heard cases regarding immigration policy.
  • For members of Congress and the administration as they consider immigration reforms. 
  • For the states and communities that have received many thousands of undocumented migrants this year. 
  • For the migrants who sincerely seek asylum in the U.S. 

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Reuters, USA Today 


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