- The United States seeks to reestablish the Remain in Mexico policy.
- This measure could take effect in November.
- Applicants would have to remain in Mexico until they appear in court.
The United States government, led by Joe Biden, plans to reestablish a border policy (Remain in Mexico) of former President Donald Trump for asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until they have to appear before a US immigration court, complying with a judicial ruling, according to Newsbreak and the AP news agency.
This will depend on the approval of the Mexican government, that has expressed its concerns which US officials are trying to fix, the Justice Department said in a court document filed Thursday night.
The Mexican government wants cases to be resolved in six months as a general rule and to ensure that asylum seekers have timely and accurate information on hearing dates, as well as better access to legal advice.
In addition, the Mexican authorities also requested exemptions for “especially vulnerable populations” and better coordination of the places and times at which asylum seekers will be returned to the country so that they can be certain of the entire process.
IT WOULD COME INTO EFFECT IN NOVEMBER
To this date, around 70,000 asylum seekers have been affected by the “Stay in Mexico” program, whose official name is “Migrant Protection Protocols”, presented by the then president of the United States, Donald Trump in January 2019 .
Joe Biden suspended the initiative on his first day as president. A federal judge agreed with the states of Texas and Missouri and in August ordered the current government to restore the policy “in good faith.” According to the court record, Stay in Mexico should take effect around mid-November. Filed Under: United States Mexico Asylum
Federal District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in Amarillo, Texas, appointed by Trump, left open the possibility that the White House could try again to overturn the policy, and authorities said they would soon release a plan that they hope will pass legal review.
In turn, the Secretary of National Security of the United States government, Alejandro Mayorkas, ended the policy in June after an internal review and said it had achieved “mixed effectiveness.” Filed Under: United States Mexico Asylum
ILLEGAL CROSSINGS WERE REDUCED
Illegal crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border were drastically reduced after Mexico, threatened with a tariff hike by Donald Trump, agreed in 2019 to the rapid expansion of the immigration measure.
Asylum seekers to the United States were victims of violence while waiting in Mexico and faced a series of legal obstacles, such as access to a lawyer and information about their cases, hence the concern of the Mexican authorities.
For their part, authorities from Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) said on Thursday that they are concerned that asylum seekers receive fair treatment in court under this policy, have access to legal counsel and are safe.
The US authorities indicated that the renewed program “Stay in Mexico” will apply to those who do not enter Title 42. Last time, the program was used mainly with migrants from Spanish-speaking countries, but officials said that this time it was not has yet determined to which nationalities it will apply.
GOING FOR NEW IMMIGRATION PLAN
Democratic senators could propose that the administration use its current humanitarian conditional permitting powers to allow immigrants to stay temporarily in the United States, aides and activists said Wednesday, in the party’s latest attempt to use its massive domestic policy initiative to help. millions of immigrants.
The idea is being promoted as President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders try to resolve major disputes within the party and gain near unanimous support from their ranks to advance the gigantic social and environmental package through a Congress largely divided in half. The project has been postponed for months amid internal conflicts over the final cost of the measure and the initiatives it will include.
United States asylum Mexico: HELP
Helping immigrants stay in the country – preferably with a pathway for them to become legal permanent residents and possibly naturalize – is a top priority for progressive and Hispanic legislators, according to the information obtained.
The latest idea would not achieve that goal. But the possible clauses would specify that humanitarian parole, or the right to temporarily stay in the country, could be granted for five years to those who have been in the country since 2011, and could be renewed for another five years.
United States asylum Mexico: PROPOSAL
The proposal would allow immigrants to avoid deportation, work and, in many cases, travel, according to an immigration activist who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal planning. Last month, the Senate MP pointed out that two more radical immigration proposals previously tabled by Democrats could not be included in the huge bill.
Under the special procedures the Senate is using to protect the initiative from Republican procrastination tactics, the measure cannot contain clauses that are not primarily related to fiscal issues, and the prospects for the most recent plan do not look encouraging.
United States asylum Mexico: CLAUSES
The clauses being considered would not explicitly provide benefited immigrants with a path to becoming lawful permanent residents or US citizens. But about a million of them who have close relatives in the United States could take advantage of existing procedures to obtain such status, the activist said.
Democratic leaders are weighing this idea, but a decision has yet to be made, said three Democratic Senate aides who described the measure on condition of anonymity. One attendee said Latino senators plan to discuss the plan next week with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The immigration activist said lawmakers plan to present the new proposal in the parliament’s office next week.
United States asylum Mexico: ATTEMPT
The latest move on immigration by Democrats comes as party leaders try to cut back on what was originally a 10-year, $ 3.5 trillion package focused on health care, climate change, education. and tax increases for the wealthiest and corporations.
Progressives in favor of higher numbers have opposed cutting the numbers, and Democratic leaders will need their votes as a handful of more centrist lawmakers pressure Biden and Congressional leaders to accept a lower amount, perhaps close to the 2 trillion dollars.
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