Biden Suspends 'Remain in Mexico' Policy – After 3.1 Million Stopped at Border in His 17 Months as President

Those migrants already enrolled in the Migrant Protection Protocols will be disenrolled when they return to the U.S. for their scheduled court date

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — Launched in 2019 by former President Donald Trump, the federal government's "Remain in Mexico" policy required non-Mexican migrants to wait for their Asylum Hearings in Mexico rather than in the U.S. But now – after U.S. Border Officials have stopped 3.1 million people attempting to cross the southern border illegally during the first 17 full months of Joe Biden’s presidency – the Biden White House has announced it is suspending the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" immigration policy following a ruling by a U.S. District Court Judge on Monday.
The Department of Homeland Security said on Monday that it will no longer enroll migrants in the Migrant Protection Protocols, the name of the "Remain in Mexico" policy.

It also announced that all people already enrolled in the protocols, who have been returned to Mexico, will be disenrolled if they return to the United States for their next scheduled court date.

President Biden initially attempted to end MPP on his first day in office in January 2021. (At right signing the Executive Order with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.)
"DHS is committed to ending the court-ordered implementation of MPP in a quick, and orderly, manner," said the Department of Homeland Security in a statement on Monday.

"Individuals are no longer being newly enrolled into MPP, and individuals currently in MPP in Mexico will be disenrolled when they return for their next scheduled court date. Individuals disenrolled from MPP will continue their removal proceedings in the United States.

"As Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas has said, MPP has endemic flaws, imposes unjustifiable human costs, and pulls resources and personnel away from other priority efforts to secure our border," the DHS statement said.

The Supreme Court cleared the way for the end of "Remain in Mexico" after a June 30th ruling, which took effect on August 1st, and the statement from the DHS comes after a one-page order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk on Monday set aside a ruling he issued last year that required the Biden Administration to reinstate the "Remain in Mexico" policy.