The U.S. will allow asylum seekers whose claims were denied or dismissed due to a missed court date under the Trump administration “Remain in Mexico” policy to seek refuge again.
Under the Remain in Mexico policy, or Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), asylum seekers were required to wait in Mexico for their court dates before entering the U.S. On Wednesday, those migrants whose asylum claims were denied or dismissed after they missed a court date will be able to begin registering for another shot.
The move amounts to a significant step by the Biden administration to reverse the effects of Trump-era policies they’ve deemed inhumane.
“As part of our continued effort to restore safe, orderly, and humane processing at the Southwest Border, DHS will expand the pool of MPP-enrolled individuals who are eligible for processing into the United States,” a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesperson told Fox News. “Beginning June 23, 2021, DHS will include MPP enrollees who had their cases terminated or were ordered removed in absentia
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