Mexico rejects potential ‘Stay in Mexico’ revamp plan By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A piece of the border wall between Mexico and the US is seen, as pictured from Tijuana, Mexico August 1, 2022. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes/File Photograph

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican authorities mentioned on Monday it had knowledgeable the US that it rejects a potential 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 mentioned 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 getting into workplace. Republican-led states corresponding to Texas and Missouri filed a lawsuit to maintain this system energetic.

A federal courtroom order pressured the Biden administration to restart MPP in late 2021, which Mexico agreed to on a number of situations corresponding to increasing well being insurance policies and collaboration with worldwide teams, the overseas ministry mentioned.

Some 74,000 migrants went by Mexico beneath this system throughout Trump’s administration, it added. Beneath Biden, simply 7,500 entered Mexico by MPP.

Mexico added on Monday that it supported the U.S. immigration program to permit some populations, corresponding to Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans, to enter the US by an appointment system.

Human rights organizations have pushed for different nationalities to be included beneath the brand new program.

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