Mexican government to have a say in ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy
The Biden administration announced earlier this week they’ll reinstate the “Remain in Mexico” policy next month – forcing migrants seeking asylum to wait out their cases in Mexico.
The Mexican government will also get a say in this.
The Biden administration announced they will implement Migrant Protection Protocols following a court order by a federal judge in Texas.
According to a filing by the Justice Department, the reinstated Remain in Mexico policy would have to have the approval of the Mexican government. Mexico wants asylum cases to wrap-up within six months and for migrants to have access to timely information about their hearing dates and better access to legal counsel.
A political science researcher from the Mora Institute in Mexico City says Mexico cannot follow the orders of a U.S. judge as Mexico is a sovereign country.
One humanitarian organization in Mexico has asked the country's supreme court to block the Mexican government from agreeing to allow MPP to go in effect in Mexico.
U.S. officials say MPP will not apply to people who would be expelled under Title 42, the current public health directive which sends people who entered the country illegally back to Mexico.