DHS Secretary Seeking End to “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Concerns stem from the treatment of migrants south of the border.

 In 2019, the previous administration created a policy that required asylum seekers to “Remain in Mexico” while their request for asylum was processed by U.S. courts. While illegal border crossings dropped significantly, many immigrants who did indeed remain in Mexico to wait were murdered, raped, and kidnapped in Mexican border towns. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has launched a second bid to end the policy for the safety of migrants.

“(There) are inherent problems with the program that no amount of resources can sufficiently fix,” Secretary Mayorkas said. “Others cannot be addressed without detracting from key Administration priorities and more enduring solutions.” The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear case arguments on Tuesday, and President Biden’s administration is preemptively rebuilding tent courts in Texas border cities to handle future immigration cases.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Mayorkas as he advocates for both America and asylum seekers.
  • That officials of the DHS would seek God’s guidance as they continue to strategize how best to merge immigration policy with humanitarian concerns.

Sources: AP, NPR


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