Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Mexican Authorities List Conditions to Reboot ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program; Biden Could Reinstate ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy as Early as Next Week

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Mexican Authorities List Conditions to Reboot ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program:
Mexican authorities have laid out a series of conditions for reviving the “Remain in Mexico” program, the Trump-era framework under which asylum-seekers were returned to Mexico to await the processing of their claims.
The development comes as the Biden administration makes plans to reinstate the policy following a court order.
Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said in a Nov. 26 announcement that talks have “intensified” with the United States on rebooting the program, known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), but that Mexican authorities are waiting for a formal response from the Biden administration on a number of concerns.
“The government of Mexico … has raised various concerns of a humanitarian nature regarding the asylum procedure in the United States,” the ministry stated, noting that it has “highlighted the need to improve conditions for migrants and asylum-seekers, so that they have better legal advice” regarding the processing of their clams, which “must be carried out as expeditiously as possible.”
One of the conditions issued by Mexico is for the United States to accelerate development programs for southern Mexico and Central America in order to address the root causes of migration. --->READ MORE HERE
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Biden could reinstate ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy as early as next week:
President Biden is set to reinstate the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” immigration program as soon as next week after multiple attempts to end the policy, according to reports.
Migrant adults enrolled in the program will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine — a change in how the policy looked under former President Trump, according to Axios, which cited two government immigration officials.
The vaccines cannot be required, and it is unclear where in the asylum process the migrants would receive the jabs.
El Paso and Brownsville, Texas, as well as San Diego, Calif., will be the first cities to see the policy reinstated, the outlet reported.
“As we have previously stated, we are required by court order to reimplement MPP,” a DHS spokesperson told Fox News, referring to the policy’s official name of “Migrant Protection Protocols.”
“In compliance with the court order, we are working to reimplement MPP as promptly as possible. We cannot do so until we have the independent agreement from the government of Mexico to accept those we seek to enroll in MPP. We will communicate to the court and to the public the timing of reimplementation when we are prepared to do so.” --->READ MORE HERE
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