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Tens of thousands of migrants are gathering on the Mexican side of the southern border, ahead of a planned re-implementation by the Biden administration of a Trump-era “Stay in Mexico” policy that held the migrants to Mexico for their hearing.

Border Patrol sources told Granthshala News that more than 60,000 expatriates are gathering on the Mexican side and intend to enter the US in the coming days, knowing the Biden administration will resume Trump-era policy next month. intends to implement. A court order from a federal judge that was upheld by the Supreme Court.


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The migrants already in La Joya, Texas were mainly from Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala and included many single minors and single mothers. One woman told Granthshala that her country’s economy is very bad and that as a single mother she can’t afford to send her child to school.

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Formally called the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), “Stay in Mexico”, was established and expanded by the Trump administration in 2019 and involves deporting migrants back to Mexico, rather than releasing them into the US as their immigration proceeds. was heard. The Biden administration began to settle it earlier this year even amid soaring migrant numbers, and formally ended it in June before ordering a court order to reverse the ruling.

Supporters described the policy as incredibly effective and helped end the “catch-and-release” process.

“Only that program has resulted in a 75-80% reduction in households entering the country illegally,” Mark Morgan, former acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) commissioner, told a roundtable this week. shut down.”

However, critics called the process inhumane and one that left migrants open to violence and exploitation by cartels and other criminals on the Mexican side of the border. Immigration activists have resented the Biden administration’s rescheduling of policy.

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In a filing last week, the Biden administration said it had made “substantial progress” in reintroducing the MPP, even as it said it was looking for alternative ways to end the program. Used to be.

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The filing said it negotiated with Mexico, finalized operational plans and issued an action order to rebuild soft-sided facilities (commonly called “court tents”) in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas. did. $14.1 million – with an estimated $10.5 million per month in operating costs.

“As a result of this progress, DHS anticipates being in a position to re-implement the MPP by mid-November based on decisions made by Mexico,” the filing said, even in a separate statement. Stated that DHS is finalizing a memo that will end policy pursuant to the order.

The fight over the MPP comes as leaks from government sources said that fiscal year 2021 set a record for fears at the border, with 1.7 million facing it – 132,000 of them unaccompanied children.

A final range number has not been released but is expected someday.