US ends contested Trump migration measures

US Ends Contested Trump Migration Measures

< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">Migration flows surged following Joe Biden's rise to power.

The US Department of Homeland Security has announced on Monday evening to end a Trump-era policy of sending asylum seekers back to Mexico while their cases are considered by the courts.

The announcement came hours after a judge lifted an injunction that prevented US President Joe Biden's administration from repealing the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPPs), a measure dubbed Remain in Mexico. (Remain in Mexico).

Highly criticized by civil rights associations, Remain in Mexico was implemented in 2019, under the presidency of Donald Trump who had made the fight against illegal immigration one of the markers of its policy.

The measure will be abolished in a speedy and orderly manner, the ministry wrote in a statement.

PPMs have endemic flaws, impose unjustifiable human costs and divert resources and personnel from #x27;other priority efforts to secure our border, justified the ministry.

Shortly after taking office, Mr. Biden had tried to end it for a more humane approach to immigration. But states governed by Republicans, including Texas, had challenged the decision in court and won.

The government then reworked the project and seized the Supreme Court which, on June 30, finally validated the cancellation of the migration decree by the administration of Joe Biden.

Since the beginning of this policy, in January 2019, until x27;At his initial suspension under Biden, at least 70,000 people were deported to Mexico, according to the American Immigration Council.

During Biden's tenure, more than 200 000 people trying to enter the country illegally have been stopped at the border each month and turned back, either under the PPM or under a separate policy, linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, blocking people at the border.

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