January 16, 2022

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Washington has reactivated the immigration measures taken during the Trump administration

Washington has reactivated the immigration measures taken during the Trump administration

(Mexico City) Mexico City and Washington will be partially reactivated during the administration of former US President Donald Trump, under which both countries announced on Thursday that migrants will have to wait in Mexico for a response to their asylum request in the United States.


Under the presidency of Republican Donald Trump (2017-2021), tens of thousands of immigrants, mainly from Central America, returned to the Mexican border for the result of asylum applications filed in the United States.

When he came to power, Democratic President Joe Biden promised a more humane immigration policy and began withdrawing the program known as the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP).

But in August, the Supreme Court struck back at the Democratic administration and ruled that the program should stand.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Thursday that these measures will be reinstated from Monday.

“The DHS will be ready to re-implement the MPP as soon as the Mexican government makes a final and independent decision to approve the refund of those enrolled in the program subject to certain humanitarian improvements,” he said.

“For humanitarian reasons and on a temporary basis, Mexico has decided not to deport some immigrants who have an appointment before an American immigration judge to apply for asylum,” the foreign minister said. In a press release.

Despite its revival, the White House reiterated its criticism of the program.

“The president continues to believe that the GPP has local flaws, imposes unjustifiable human costs, and diverts resources and staff from other priority efforts,” House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. -White.

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