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For Immediate Release

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Mariana O.

Powerful and Relentless Organizing from Immigrants and Allies Leads to the End of ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Contact: press@unitedwedream.org

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, the Biden administration finally ended  the “Remain in Mexico” (MPP) policy following the Supreme Court decision from June. For years, the horrific Trump-era policy denied people their right to seek asylum in the United States. 

Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Deputy Director of Federal Advocacy of United We Dream, said:

“The Remain in Mexico policy has come to an end because our immigrant community boldly demanded the right of all people to seek asylum. After relentless organizing efforts and a favorable decision from the Supreme Court, the Biden administration finally followed through on its promise to end the cruelty of this policy.

Alongside policies like Title 42, Remain in Mexico led to atrocities like the deaths in San Antonio, and the beating of Haitians by CBP last summer. Dangerous policies like these deny the human rights of thousands of people and disproportionately affect Black migrants. President Biden and Congress must protect the human rights of immigrants and people seeking asylum not only by ending policies that make it harder for them to seek safety, but by expanding them, and they must work with Congress to defund the agencies that target immigrants at the border and across the country, including ICE and CBP.”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 800,000 members, over 100 local groups and a reach of over 5 million per month. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.