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Related Categories: U.S. | Immigrant Rights
Trump's "Remain in Mexico" Immigration Policy Reinstated by Biden Administration
by Naia Smith
Monday Dec 6th, 2021 7:01 PM
Former President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy that keeps Mexican immigrants at the border for months at a time until their paperwork is assessed has been reinstated by the Biden administration. This is a controversial immigration policy that further polarizes U.S Americans and their policy beliefs surrounding immigration.
Rumors that the Biden Administration would reinstate former President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy are true. To halt the flow of immigrants, asylum seekers looking to escape violence from their country of origin are being detained by U.S Customs and Border Protection and must remain at the border until their case is addressed, which can take up to months at a time for some migrants.

Some critics agree that detaining asylum seekers at the border puts them more at risk of violence. Eleanor Acer, senior director for refugee protection at Human Rights First, acknowledges "“Remain in Mexico and other policies that flout asylum laws and treaties are inhumane and unjust. Every day they are in place, they deliver people seeking protection to places where they are targets of brutal attacks and kidnappings perpetrated by deadly cartels and corrupt Mexican officers.”

While the Biden Administration has made efforts to reverse Trump's immigartion policies, this political move seems like a step back from progressive immigration reform and exacerbates the humanitarian crisis at the border.
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