Over 240 advocacy groups urge Biden to end Trump-era migrant policies, restart asylum

Over 240 advocacy groups urge Biden to end Trump-era migrant policies, restart asylum

More than 240 migrant advocacy organizations have urged US President Joe Biden to make good on his campaign promise to terminate Trump-era border policies that block or reduce access to asylum in the United States.

Recently, the Biden administration began implementing the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “remain in Mexico,” after a federal appeals court ordered its reinstatement in response to a lawsuit.

Biden had decried the policy on the campaign trail and vowed to repeal it. He suspended MPP soon after taking office in January this year. In June, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas signed a memo terminating the program, calling it ineffective.

Republican officials in Texas and Missouri, however, sued the administration over the termination and a federal judge ruled the policy had to be reinstated. The Supreme Court denied a request for the program to remain suspended while the case was appealed.

The other policy put…

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