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.”