REPORT: Biden preparing to restart Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy at the border

The same president who killed Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy at the beginning of his presidency, which caused an ongoing nightmare scenario of migrants flooding the southern border, is finally about to restart the same policy next month:

CNN – The Biden administration is preparing to revive in mid-November a Trump-era border policy that forces migrants to stay in Mexico until their US immigration court date, according to administration officials, putting it on track to implement another controversial policy at the US southern border.

The timeline, administration officials cautioned, is contingent on Mexico and whether it agrees to accept those enrolled in the program.

The policy, informally known as “remain in Mexico,” was suspended at the beginning of President Joe Biden’s term and formally terminated months later. But in August, a federal judge in Texas said that the Biden administration had violated the Administrative Procedure Act — which requires that agencies take certain procedural steps when implementing policy — in how it went about unwinding the program and ordered its revival.

The Supreme Court later declined the Biden administration’s request that it put on hold the lower court order, issuing a major blow to the administration as it sought to distance itself from Trump-era immigration policies.

While Biden officials have said they disagree with the policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, the administration has been in ongoing discussions with Mexico about reimplementing it.

Some of the points still under discussion between the US and Mexico include cases being heard in a timely manner, access to counsel, and establishing criteria for those who aren’t subject to the policy. The government of Mexico, administration officials said, also expressed concerns about the times and locations of returns.

I’ve been wondering what the status of this was since Biden lost in court earlier this year. I’m honestly surprised they are going ahead with it. I just assumed they’d violate the court order, much like the Obama administration.

But it could be that Biden has made such a damn mess out of the border that he and DHS welcomes the forced policy implementation because they know it actually worked.

I do wonder how Biden will react when the left pitches a big fit about this. He’s been known to cower to the left when they get upset, as he did with the refugee cap earlier this year. Will he defy the courts and cower to the left again?

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