MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican authorities stated on Monday it had knowledgeable the USA that it rejects a doable U.S. re-implementation of an immigration coverage generally known as “Stay in Mexico,” which required asylum seekers to attend for hearings in Mexico.
In December, a U.S. choose paused President Joe Biden’s try to finish this system. U.S. authorities later advised Mexico’s overseas ministry this system would begin up once more, the ministry stated in a press release.
Mexico’s choice leaves the way forward for this system unclear.
Biden had sought to finish the Trump-era program, recognized formally as Migrant Safety Protocols (MPP), upon coming into workplace. Republican-led states reminiscent of Texas and Missouri filed a lawsuit to maintain this system energetic.
A federal court docket order compelled the Biden administration to restart MPP in late 2021, which Mexico agreed to on a number of circumstances reminiscent of increasing well being insurance policies and collaboration with worldwide teams, the overseas ministry stated.
Some 74,000 migrants went via Mexico beneath this system throughout Trump’s administration, it added. Below Biden, simply 7,500 entered Mexico via MPP.
Mexico added on Monday that it supported the U.S. immigration program to permit some populations, reminiscent of Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans, to enter the USA via an appointment system.
Human rights organizations have pushed for different nationalities to be included beneath the brand new program.
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