Saturday, December 4, 2021

Remain in Mexico LITE: US Will Resume Policy for Asylum-Seekers to Wait in Mexico; DHS Mayorkas to Restart PARTIAL ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy, and related stories

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US will resume policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico:
The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico to reinstate a Trump-era border policy that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Revival of the “Remain in Mexico” policy comes under a court order even as the administration maneuvers to end it in a way that survives legal scrutiny. President Joe Biden scrapped the policy, but a lawsuit by Texas and Missouri has forced him to put it back into effect.
About 70,000 asylum-seekers have been subject to the policy, which President Donald Trump introduced in January 2019 and which Biden suspended on his first day in office.
Illegal border crossings fell sharply after Mexico, facing Trump’s threat of higher tariffs, acquiesced in 2019 to the policy’s rapid expansion. Asylum-seekers were victims of major violence while waiting in Mexico and faced a slew of legal obstacles, such as access to attorneys and case information.
Migrants are expected to be returned starting Monday at one border city and soon after in three others. They are San Diego and Texas crossings in El Paso, Laredo and Brownsville. The sequence has yet to be determined.
Thursday’s announcement follows intense bilateral negotiations between the U.S. and Mexico after U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee in Amarillo, Texas, ordered the policy be reinstated, subject to Mexico‘s participation.
The policy’s new iteration, outlined for reporters by administration officials who spoke on the condition that they not be named, includes major additions and changes that Mexico demanded. --->READ MORE HERE
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Washington Post: DHS Mayorkas to Restart Partial ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy:
President Joe Biden’s deputies will restart President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” border policy next week — but they are adding loopholes to help pull many poor migrants into Americans’ jobs and neighborhoods, according to the Washington Post.
The public relations turnabout by Biden’s political aides was forced by deep public opposition to the easy-migration policies imposed by Biden’s pro-migration progressive appointees, led by border chief Alejandro Mayorkas. Biden’s aides overrode bitter opposition from pro-migration lobby groups with the help of a federal judge’s August decision to require agency enforcement of long-standing federal law.
So it is not clear if the White House policy is intended to actually reduce Mayorkas’ unpopular wealth-shifting migrant inflow — or is merely a public relations tactic to hide his continued importation of many migrant workers and consumers via many legal loopholes in the nation’s border laws.
The Post reported:
The governments are planning to announce the agreement Thursday, according to two of the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the agreement before a formal announcement. Implementation of the program, formerly known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), is expected to begin next week in San Diego and in the Texas cities of Brownsville, Laredo and El Paso, one official said. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

DHS to restart Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ border policy after Mexico agrees to conditions

Biden reaches deal with Mexico to restart Trump 'Remain in Mexico' policy

US announces deal with Mexico to restart Trump-era asylum policy

Biden Administration to Restart Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Policy

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