Administration Reinstating “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Migrant Protection Protocols resuming under court order.

On Thursday, President Biden’s administration revealed plans to resume an immigration policy of the previous administration, the “Remain in Mexico” policy, due to federal court order upholding Migrant Protection Protocols. This directive requires those seeking asylum in the United States to await a trial to determine their eligibility. President Biden had suspended the program, calling it “inhumane.”

About 60,000 people are projected to be affected by this policy. As a result, the president’s administration has begun negotiations with Mexican officials to coordinate the care of these asylum seekers. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki described the program as having “endemic flaws” with “unjustified human costs.” She went on to say, “we also believe in following the law.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to seek God’s guidance on how to maintain the safety and security of those seeking refuge in the U.S.
  • That the president’s administration would be discerning in coordinating with the Mexican government. 

Sources: The Hill, NY Times, BBC


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